"Only by exploring psychology's origins and studying its development can we see clearly the nature of psychology today. Knowledge of history brings order to disorder and imposes meaning on what appears to be chaos, putting the past into perspective to explain the present."
The history of psychology is a fascinating topic in its own right; full of intrigue, controversy, irrepressible characters and profoundly influential insights into human behavior. This page will seek to showcase the discipline's pioneers, schools of thought and pivotal studies.
There are many important landmarks in the timeline of psychology - here are just a few.
See following link to learn about the life and work of psychology's most eminent pioneers.
The All-About-Psychology.Com classics collection offers free full-text access to the most important and influential journal articles ever published in the history of psychology, including contributions from the most eminent psychologists of the 20th century. You can check out the classics collection via the following link.
See following link for a fascinating Q & A with psychologist Gina Perry who has conducted compelling research into Stanley Milgram's infamous obedience experiments.
Excellent podcast show (2006-2012) hosted by Christopher D. Green, Professor of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Canada with over thirty fascinating broadcasts. For example, Click Here to listen to an interview with Professor David Robinson on the founder of experimental psychology Wilhelm Wundt.
You can access all the podcast broadcasts by Clicking Here.
Established in 1965, the Archives of the History of American Psychology is the world’s largest repository of manuscripts, monographs, media, and artifacts relevant to the history of psychology and related human sciences. The collections document the history of psychology in all of its forms, tracing it from the laboratory rooms in the late nineteenth century to the hospitals, schools, and businesses throughout the twentieth century. The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (CCHP) is dedicated to preserving, organizing, and documenting these materials and making them available for research, scholarship, and interpretation.
Many thanks to John Bean Media Assistant at The Archives of the History of American Psychology for letting me know about this excellent resource.
Click Here To Visit The AHAP Website.
Documenting a significant person, event or landmark in the history of psychology every day of the year, the aim of this book is to demonstrate that psychology is a discipline bursting with fascinating topics of investigation and scientific research.
Featuring the life and work of eminent thinkers, revolutionary ideas and groundbreaking publications; you'll find this a thoroughly engaging read whatever your connection with psychology - student, educator, professional or general interest.
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John Stuart Mill was born. A revolutionary thinker, Mill's ideas had a profound influence on the history and development of psychology. A notable example being Mill's empirically driven system of indu…
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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper in New York announces 'Discovered Inferiority Complex' in a headline story about Alfred Adler. This wonderful editorial notes:
'Towering above the whole brood of pe…
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During the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of the Feeble-Minded in Illinois, psychologist Henry H. Goddard proposed adopting the terms moron, imbecile, and idiot as three dist…