“New Insights into William James’s Personal Crisis in the Early 1870s: Part II. John Bunyan and the Resolution & Consequences of the Crisis.” William James Studies 11 (2015): 27-44.
“New Insights into William James’s Personal Crisis in the Early 1870s: Part I. Arthur Schopenhauer and the Origin & Nature of the Crisis.” William James Studies 11 (2015): 1-26.
"Overcoming Blindness: Some Historical Reflections on Qualitative Psychology." Qualitative Psychology 1 (2014): 17-33. (An inaugural article in the first issue of this new journal of the American Psychological Association.)
"Visions and Values: Ethical Reflections in a Jamesian Key." Journal of Mind and Behavior 30 (2009): 121-138.
"Between Peirce (1878) and James (1898): G. Stanley Hall, the Origins of Pragmatism, and the History of Psychology." Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 45 (2009): 5-20.
"G. Stanley Hall, A Man of Many Words: The Role of Reading, Speaking, and Writing in His Psychological Work.” History of Psychology 9 (2006): 198-223. (Named “the best article on the history of psychology in 2006” by the Society for the History of Psychology.)
“On the Conceptual and Linguistic Activity of Psychologists: The Study of Behavior from the 1890s to the 1990s and Beyond.” Behavior and Philosophy 32 (2004): 13-35.
“One Big Idea, One Ultimate Concern: Sigmund Koch’s Critique of Psychology and Hope for the Future.” American Psychologist 56 (2001): 425-432.
“Naming and Knowing: Giving Forms to Things Unknown.” Social Research 62 (1995): 267-298.
“William James, the Psychologist’s Dilemma, and the Historiography of Psychology: Cautionary Tales.” History of the Human Sciences 8 (1995): 91-105.
“William James and the Art of Human Understanding.” American Psychologist 47 (1992): 152-160. (Reprinted in anthologies in 1997, 2002, & 2007.)
“Telling Likely Stories: The Rhetoric of the New Psychology, 1880 1920.” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 23 (1987): 315-331.
“German Idealism and the Development of Psychology in the Nineteenth Century.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 18 (1980): 299-317.
“One Hundred Years of Experimental Psychology: An American Perspective.” Psychological Research 42 (1980): 175-189.
“The Historical Foundation of Herbart’s Mathematization of Psychology.” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 16 (1980): 150-163.
“The Intentions and Heritage of Descartes and Locke: Toward a Recognition of the Moral Basis of Modern Psychology.” Journal of General Psychology 102 (1980): 283-310.
“Wundt and After: Psychology’s Shifting Relations with the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Philosophy.” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 15 (1979): 231-241.
“The Philosophical Development of the Conception of Psychology in Germany, 1780 1850.” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 14 (1978): 113-121.
“Berkeley’s Social Theory: Context and Development.” Journal of the History of Ideas 38 (1977): 635-649.
“A Moralist in an Age of Scientific Analysis and Skepticism: Habit in the Life and Work of William James.” In Tom Sparrow and Adam Hutchinson (Eds.), A History of Habit: From Aristotle to Bourdieu (pp. 175-206). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.
"Instead of Erklären and Verstehen: William James on Human Understanding." In Uljana Feest (Ed.), Historical Perspectives on Erklären and Verstehen. (pp. 121-140). New York: Springer Verlag, 2010.
“Objects, Meanings, and Connections in My Life and Career.” In George Yancy and Susan Hadley (Eds.), Narrative Identities: Psychologists Engaged in Self-Construction (pp. 54-72). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005.
“A Profound and Radical Change: How William James Inspired a Reshaping of American Psychology.” In Robert J. Sternberg (Ed.), The Anatomy of Impact: What Makes the Great Works of Psychology Great? (pp. 19-42). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2003.
“Communication, Persuasion, and the Establishment of Academic Disciplines: The Case of American Psychology.” In Richard H. Brown (Ed.), Writing the Social Text: Poetics and Politics in Social Science Discourse (pp. 73-90). New York: Aldine deGruyter, 1992.
“The Cult of Empiricism in Psychology, and Beyond” (co-authored by Stephen Toulmin). In Sigmund Koch and David E. Leary (Eds.), A Century of Psychology as Science (pp. 594-617). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1992.
“Metaphor, Theory, and Practice in the History of Psychology.” In David E. Leary (Ed.), Metaphors in the History of Psychology (pp. 357-367). New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
“Psyche’s Muse: The Role of Metaphor in Psychology.” In David E. Leary (Ed.), Metaphors in the History of Psychology (pp. 1-78). New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
“William James on the Self and Personality: Clearing the Ground for Subsequent Theorists, Researchers, and Practitioners.” In Michael G. Johnson and Tracy B. Henley (Eds.), Reflections on The Principles of Psychology: William James After a Century (pp. 101-137). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1990.
“The Fate and Influence of John Stuart Mill’s Proposed Science of Ethology.” In Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr. (Ed.), A History of Psychology: Original Sources and Contemporary Research (pp. 82-89). New York: McGraw-Hill, 1988. (Reprinted from 1982.)
“From Act Psychology to Probabilistic Functionalism: The Place of Egon Brunswik in the History of Psychology.” In Mitchell G. Ash and William R. Woodward (Eds.), Psychology in Twentieth Century Thought and Society (pp. 115-142). New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987).
“Immanuel Kant and the Development of Modern Psychology.” In William R. Woodward and Mitchell G. Ash, eds., The Problematic Science: Psychology in Nineteenth Century Thought (pp. 17-42). New York: Praeger, 1982.