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For brief cv, see attachment at base of this page

The corrected full text of this major survey history is now freely available on this site.
Please go to Knigi - Books
For Russian translations - 3 books are available - see cv

'Russian Federation', in David B. Baker, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Psychology (2012), by Irina Sirotkina and Roger Smith, is now available in Russian translation (by Irina Sirotkina), on-line at this site - go to Статьи
This is a unique, clear overview of the history of psychology in Russia, helpful for students and teachers.

The Lecture Course given in Oct-Dec 2014 at the Institute of Philosophy, Moscow, on 

Some key philosophical words in English – their history and interpretation

is now available on line at the Institute web-site:


or go to iphras.ru/video, then to аудио- и видеоматериали, then to выступления

There are 8 video  lectures, each accompanied by a sheet of notes. The lectures are spoken in clear English and  introduce debates about much discussed, and sometimes hard to translate, words in English intellectual discourse. 

(A similar course was also given in the autumn of 2012.)

The words discussed are: 

1. ‘Science’.

2. ‘Humanity, humanitarian, humanistic, humanities’.

3. ‘Mind and consciousness’.

4. ‘Human nature’.

5. ‘Utility and utilitarian’.

6. ‘Modernity and modernism’.

7. ‘Agency’.

8. ‘Liberal’.

American Psychological Society, Mary Whiton Calkins Lecture, 8 August 2014

'Science encounters the humanities: History  of kinaesthesia and touch and metaphors of feeling'

This lecture is available as a video at:


or go to: 

Dr Roger Smith APA SHP 2014







Roger Smith,
Apr 17, 2017, 1:09 AM