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Forensic Psychology Blog


The All About Forensic Psychology Blog will be used to alert readers to all the latest content and resources added to the website.

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


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Aug 23, 2016

Journal of Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology: Today in the History of Psychology (23rd August 1988)



Issue 1 of The Journal of Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology was published. In his introductory statement, editor-in-Chief Michael Taylor stated that 'neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and behavioral neurology share a common data base, the recognition that the brain is the organ of the mind, and that all mental events (dreams, desires, hopes, thoughts, loves and hates) are expressions of neurobiologic processes.'

In 2003 The Journal of Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology was succeeded by The Journal of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology.

Aug 22, 2016

Floyd Henry Allport: Today in the History of Psychology (22nd August 1890)



Floyd Henry Allport was born. Renowned as a distinguished theorist and innovative researcher, Allport is widely considered to be the first psychologist to systematically study group processes and social relationships via the experimental method. A hugely influential figure within the field of social psychology, Allport's groundbreaking work on the effect of the group on the behavior of the individual included a series of classic studies on social facilitation.

A truly eminent figure within psychology, Allport received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1965 and the Gold Medal Award of the American Psychological Foundation (APF) in 1968.

Aug 21, 2016

Milton Theaman: Today in the History of Psychology (21st August 1916)



Milton Theaman was born. Renowned for his unceasing commitment to promoting the social usefulness of psychology, Theaman was an influential writer and speaker on issues relating to professional accountability, licensure and free/low-cost psychological service provision.

In 1982 Theaman received the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Independent Practice.

Aug 20, 2016

Roger Wolcott Sperry: Today in the History of Psychology (20th August 1913)



Roger Wolcott Sperry was born. A world renowned Professor of Psychobiology, Sperry is best known for his pioneering split-brain research into the functional specialization of the cerebral hemispheres, for which he was awarded The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1981.

In 1989 Sperry received The President's National Medal of Science: "For his work on neurospecificity which showed how the intricate brain networks for behavior are effected through a system of chemical coding of individual cells, which has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of human nature."

Aug 19, 2016

Susan Tufts Fiske: Today in the History of Psychology (19th August 1952)



Susan Tufts Fiske was born. Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, Professor Fiske is internationally renowned for her groundbreaking research into the causal nature of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. A profoundly influential expert in her field, Professor Fiske's testimony was central to a landmark decision on gender bias by The U.S. Supreme Court in 1989 and she was also called to testify before President Clinton’s Race Initiative Advisory Board in 1998.

Among her many academic honors, Professor Fiske received the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in 2010 and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2013.

Aug 18, 2016

George Fullerton: Today in the History of Psychology (18th August 1859)



George Stuart Fullerton was born. Fullerton was renowned for his pioneering work within the field of psychophysics, in particular his collaboration with James McKeen Cattell on the perception of small differences.

A pivotal figure in the early days of modern psychology, Fullerton hosted the First Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA) in Philadelphia in December 1892 and served as APA president in 1896.

Aug 17, 2016

Clark Hull: Today in the History of Psychology (17th August 1943)



Clark Hull's classic book 'Principles of Behavior' was published. Widely considered one of the most influential contributions to learning and behavior theory, its popularity made Hull one of the most frequently cited psychologists of his day.