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It will also document a significant person, event or landmark in the history of psychology every day of the year.





The Psychological Review: Today in the History of Psychology (11th December 1894)




The Psychological Review was first published. Edited by James McKeen Cattell and James Mark Baldwin, among the wonderful articles to appear in volume 1 of this landmark journal were: 'Arithmetic by Smell' by Francis Galton, 'The Psychology of Infant Language' by John Dewey, 'Psychological Notes on Helen Keller' by Joseph Jastrow and 'Studies from the Harvard Psychological Laboratory' by Hugo Münsterberg.

Still going strong today, Psychological Review 'publishes articles that make important theoretical contributions to any area of scientific psychology.'

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History of Psychology

The Social Origin and Function of Laughter

The Social Origin and Function of Laughter. Classic article by Donald Hayworth

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Psychology of Laughter

Learn all about the psychology of laughter.

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Karl Groos: Today in the History of Psychology (10th December 1861)




Karl Groos was born. A professor of philosophy at the University of Basel in Switzerland, Groos developed an evolutionary theory of play that was years ahead of its time. In a number of landmark publications of the topic, most notably 'The Play of Animals' (1898) and 'The Play of Man' (1901), Groos argued that play provides an adaptive context in which children are able to acquire and develop the skills needed to prepare them for the tasks of life.

Writing about the biological significance of play, Groos famously stated that 'The very existence of youth is due in part to the necessity for play; the animal does not play because he is young, he has a period of youth because he must play.'

Géza Révész: Today in the History of Psychology (9th December 1878)




Géza Révész was born. A pioneer of European psychology, Révész founded the journal 'Acta Psychologica,' along with David Katz in 1935. A prolific researcher, Révész produced an incredibly varied body of work exploring a range of topics including, the psychology of music, pedagogical psychology, language and thought, industrial psychology, psychological optics and medical psychology.

The author of twenty books and over a hundred articles, 'Psychology of a Musical Prodigy' (1925) and 'The Psychology and Art of the Blind' (1950) rank among his best known publications.

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History of Psychology

Dr. David Feldman Interview

Fascinating Q & A with Dr. David Feldman who is considered to be among the top experts on hope in the field of psychology.

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Ulric Neisser: Today in the History of Psychology (8th December 1928)




Ulric Neisser was born. A profoundly influential figure in the field of cognitive psychology, Neisser's classic book on the subject 'Cognitive Psychology' was instrumental in establishing cognitive psychology as a major psychological discipline and bestowed on Neisser the title 'father of cognitive psychology.'

A passionate proponent of ecologically driven 'real world' cognitive psychology, in 1983 Neisser founded the internationally renowned Emory University Cognition Project which remains an important forum for theoretical and empirical investigations of major topics in the field.

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Cognitive Psychology

Francis Cecil Sumner: Today in the History of Psychology (7th December 1895)




Francis Cecil Sumner was born. A truly inspirational figure, Sumner became the first African American to earn a PhD in psychology in the United States. A highly respected academic, Sumner was an abstractor for Psychological Bulletin and the Journal of Social Psychology and conducted pioneering research in the field of racial bias and educational justice.

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History of Psychology

Unparalleled Psychology Advertising Opportunites

Psychology Advertising: Connect With Hundreds Of Thousands Psychology Enthusiasts

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Pareidolia Pictures

A collection of great pareidolia pictures

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Pareidolia Information Guide

Pareidolia: Learn all about the psychological phenomenon that makes us see faces in random places.

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Psychology Tests Information and Resources

Learn all about psychology tests and psychological testing.

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7 Awesome Gifs Psychology Students Will Love

If you like psychology, you'll love these awesome GIFs

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Florence Mateer: Today in the History of Psychology (6th December 1887)




Florence Mateer was born. A pioneer in the field of experimental and clinical psychology, Mateer is best known for influential work on classical conditioning, intelligence testing and child psychopathology.

An inspirational trailblazer for women in the history of psychology, Mateer was part of a very select group of private practice clinical psychologists who held a doctoral degree at that time.

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Eminent Women in Psychology

Chris French Interview

Fascinating Q & A with Chris French, Professor of Psychology and Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths University.

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  1. The Psychological Review: Today in the History of Psychology (11th December 1894)

    Dec 11, 17 10:00 AM




    The Psychological Review was first published. Edited by James McKeen Cattell and James Mark Baldwin, among the wonderful articles to appear in volume 1 of this landmark journal were: 'Arithmetic by Sm…

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  2. The Social Origin and Function of Laughter

    Dec 11, 17 06:30 AM

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    Dec 11, 17 06:28 AM

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