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G. Stanley Hall: Today in the History of Psychology (26th June 1878)




Under the supervision of William James at Harvard University, G. Stanley Hall became the first person to be awarded a doctorate in psychology in the United States.

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Anne Anastasi: Today in the History of Psychology (25th June 1987)




At a ceremony at the White House, Anne Anastasi was presented with the National Medal of Science by President Ronald Reagan 'For her work in the development of the discipline of differential psychology as a behavioral science, which illuminates the way traits are influenced by heredity and environment and the methods by which traits and human characteristics are measured.'

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Ernst Weber: Today in the History of Psychology (24th June 1795)




Ernst Weber was born. Renowned for his pioneering work on touch and human perception, most notably his 'just-noticeable difference' law of sensation between two stimuli; Weber's systematic and scientifically driven methods of inquiry had a profound influence on the development of experimental psychology.

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The Passionate Life: Creating Vitality and Joy at Any Age

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Alfred Kinsey: Today in the History of Psychology (23rd June 1894)




Alfred Kinsey was born. A pioneering researcher within the field of human sexuality, Kinsey's landmark studies were as groundbreaking as they were controversial.

Among Kinsey's most (in)famous publications were 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Male' (1948) and 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Female' (1953) both of which served to highlight the striking contrast between social attitudes towards human sexual behavior and actual practices.

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William McDougall: Today in the History of Psychology (22nd June 1871)




William McDougall was born. A pioneering figure in the development of modern psychology, McDougall was a founding member of the British Psychological Society (1901) and succeeded Hugo Münsterberg as Chair of Psychology at Harvard University in 1920.

McDougall wrote widely on a range of topics including instinct, emotion, habit and motivation and included among his most influential publications were 'The Group Mind' (1920) and the 'Outline of Psychology' (1923).

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Arnold Gesell: Today in the History of Psychology (21st June 1880)




Arnold L. Gesell was born. A world renowned pioneer in the field of child development, Gesell founded The Clinic of Child Development at Yale in 1911 and served as director there until 1948.

During this time Gesell conducted a series of groundbreaking and comprehensive research programs into the normative progression of infant development, culminating in the publication of a two-volume work titled 'An Atlas of Infant Behavior' in 1934.

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Christian von Ehrenfels: Today in the History of Psychology (20th June 1859)




Christian von Ehrenfels was born. An eminent philosopher interested in the perceptual properties of the mind, Ehrenfels introduced the concept of 'Gestalt' in reference to form qualities produced over and above the sum total of elemental components.

Ehrenfels groundbreaking work on the topic, 'Über Gestaltqualitäten' (On Gestalt Qualities) published in 1890 proved hugely influential in helping to lay the foundation of Gestalt psychology.

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Blaise Pascal: Today in the History of Psychology (19th June 1623)




Blaise Pascal was born. A pioneering physicist and mathematician, Pascal established the basic tenets of probability theory in conjunction with Pierre de Fermat during their correspondence over a 'gambling problem' relating to consistent losses in a particular game of dice.

Pascal's work on laws of probability and prediction became firmly rooted within mainstream scientific inquiry, including experimental design and statistics in psychology.

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Loneliness Is Contagious And Here’s How To Beat It

Loneliness is contagious and here’s how to beat it. Thought-provoking article by Olivia Remes, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge.

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David Lykken: Today in the History of Psychology (18th June 1928)




David Lykken was born. A brilliant researcher and academic, Lykken was renowned for his groundbreaking work across a range of topic areas; including, psychophysiology, lie detection, twin research, antisocial behavior, happiness, personality measurement and behavioral genetics.

Among his many lasting contributions, Lykken's doctoral work on the psychopathic personality is one of the most cited publications in the history of experimental psychopathology and he was widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading authorities on the validity and limitations of polygraph testing.

In recognition of his remarkable career, Lykken received the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest in 1990 and the Award for Distinguished Scientific Applications of Psychology in 2001.

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William Estes: Today in the History of Psychology (17th June 1919)




William K. Estes was born. A pioneer in the field of mathematical psychology, Estes is renowned for his groundbreaking work on the science of learning and memory. His collaborative research with B. F. Skinner in the 1940s resulted in the development of a new learning paradigm called conditioned suppression; which to this day remains one of the most popular techniques employed during the study of animal conditioning.

In recognition of a long and distinguished career, Estes received the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in 1962, the American Psychological Foundation Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Psychological Science in 1992 and he was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Bill Clinton in 1997.

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  1. G. Stanley Hall: Today in the History of Psychology (26th June 1878)

    Jun 26, 19 10:00 AM




    Under the supervision of William James at Harvard University, G. Stanley Hall became the first person to be awarded a doctorate in psychology in the United States.

    See following link to learn all abou…

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  2. Anne Anastasi: Today in the History of Psychology (25th June 1987)

    Jun 25, 19 10:00 AM




    At a ceremony at the White House, Anne Anastasi was presented with the National Medal of Science by President Ronald Reagan 'For her work in the development of the discipline of differential psycholog…

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  3. Ernst Weber: Today in the History of Psychology (24th June 1795)

    Jun 24, 19 10:00 AM




    Ernst Weber was born. Renowned for his pioneering work on touch and human perception, most notably his 'just-noticeable difference' law of sensation between two stimuli; Weber's systematic and scienti…

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