Pierre Janet was born. Widely acknowledged as one of the founders of modern psychology, Janet was famed for applying his formidable thinking skills to an astonishing range of topics, including; hysteria, obsessions, déjà vu, the nature of personality, hypnosis, neurosis and psychoanalysis.
Janet is also renowned for introducing the terms dissociation and subconscious into psychological parlance.
Understanding Deviance. Information guide and resources.
Louis Leon Thurstone was born. A world renowned psychometrician, Thurstone was instrumental in advancing the influence of quantitative psychology during the first half of the twentieth century.
Thurstone helped develop many groundbreaking statistical methods of psychological measurement and is arguably best remembered for his pioneering work on factor theory and factor analysis.
Not all psychopaths are criminals: Fascinating article by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Professor of Psychology, Emory University and Ashley Watts, Ph.D. Candidate, Emory University.
Thought-provoking article by Chartered Psychologist Dr. Tammi Walker on how to prevent prisoners from attempting suicide.
Tamara Dembo was born. A highly respected researcher who made significant contributions within experimental, social and Gestalt psychology.
Dembo is best known for her work on anger and frustration among children and for conducting innovative research into the impact of physical disability and disfiguration from the perspective of those affected. This pioneering research project culminated in the publication of 'Adjustment to Misfortune' in 1956, a landmark paper which was one of the very first studies within the burgeoning field of rehabilitation psychology.
Carl Pfaffmann was born. A pioneer within the field of physiological psychology, Pfaffmann was renowned for his groundbreaking chemosensory research, in particular the neurophysiology of taste.
In recognition of his outstanding career during which time he authored more than 100 scientific papers, Pfaffmann was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1959 and received the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in 1963.