"The volume has much to offer for data‐minded, bottom‐up historians of psychology. It also, however, has some peculiar theoretical features, notably the choice of topics and the attitude of the left‐wing liberal authors. The crucial questions of interest to the authors are what is psychology and what is politics. They entertain the conception of Psy‐sciences as introduced by the British medical historian Nikolas Rose. They study the history of a peculiar fuzzy set of topics that fall within psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, education, special education, and criminology. As they claim in the Preface to the book, regarding politics, they look for direct political pressures and indirect influences between social processes and scientific trends and practices."