Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Compendium of psychological curiosities
Rick Prelinger says: http://www.archive.org/details/psychologicalatl00katzrich
Stockholm professor David Katz assembled his Psychological Atlas in 1948, pulling together classic and curious images from the history of myth and psychology. This is an amazing, bizarre collection that blurs the distinction between what we consider science and pseudo-science. Among the images are classic visual and perceptual illusions; comparisons of the facial expressions of meat-eaters and vegetarians; artworks by blind people; visualizations of personality "types"; chiromancy; and conditioned reflexes in action. Art students visiting our library home in on this book.Link
It's free for download from Prelinger Library at the Internet Archive. HINT: Click the "FTP" link to access the original scanned-page .jpgs in highest res.