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The reputation of Kenneth James William Craik. / Collins, Alan.

In: History of Psychology, Vol. 16, No. 2, 05.2013, p. 93-111.

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Collins, A 2013, 'The reputation of Kenneth James William Craik', History of Psychology, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 93-111. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0031678

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Collins, Alan. / The reputation of Kenneth James William Craik. In: History of Psychology. 2013 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 93-111.

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