Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and Translations

Period of Performance

4/1/2018 - 12/31/2020

Funding Totals

$174,314.00 (approved)
$174,313.97 (awarded)

A New Translation of Russian Intellectual I.P. Pavlov's Work on Psychology and the History of Science

FAIN: RQ-255713-17

UCLA; Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90024-4201)
Olga T. Yokoyama (Project Director: December 2016 to September 2021)

Preparation for publication of an English translation of 67 essays by the Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936). (33 months)

The proposal is to produce a definitive English translation of I.P.Pavlov's most important contribution to psychology and philosophy of science, last published in 1951 as volume III of Pavlov's complete works, with the addition of Pavlov's last, unpublished paper on the same topic written in 1936.

Associated Products

Pavlov on the conditional reflex : papers, 1903-1936 (Book)
Title: Pavlov on the conditional reflex : papers, 1903-1936
Author: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
Editor: Olga Yokoyama
Abstract: Pavlov's research was foundational to the twentieth-century understanding of physiology and psychology, yet much of his work remains untranslated from the original Russian language. In this book, Olga Yokoyama sets out to translate the third volume of Pavlov's Complete Works, as well as his last unpublished paper. This volume also contains the papers from the sixth edition of Twenty Years of Objective Study of the Higher Nervous Activity of Animals, arguably the most impactful work by the 1904 Nobel Laureate. His concept of the conditional reflex has influenced human thought far beyond physiology, affecting the ways we view not only such practical matters as learning and child-rearing, but philosophical questions of the mind and its relationship to the psyche, creativity, and individual freedom. This translation is accompanied by three introductory essays which contextualize Pavlov's work from three perspectives: that of Pavlov's text as it was subjected to translation, that of neuropsychological science today, and that of the history of scientific thought and practices.
Year: 2023
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: WorldCat
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Secondary URL Description: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Edited Volume
Type: Translation
ISBN: 9780190941871
Translator: Olga Yokoyama
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes