Forensic Psychology Blog

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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May 30, 2016

Pierre Janet: Today in the History of Psychology (30th May 1859)

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.

May 30, 2016

Deviance: A Multiform Social Construct

Understanding Deviance. Information guide and resources.

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May 29, 2016

Louis Thurstone: Today in the History of Psychology (29th May 1887)

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.

May 29, 2016

Not All Psychopaths Are Criminals

Not all psychopaths are criminals: Fascinating article by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Professor of Psychology, Emory University and Ashley Watts, Ph.D. Candidate, Emory University.

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May 29, 2016

How To Prevent Prisoners From Attempting Suicide

Thought-provoking article by Chartered Psychologist Dr. Tammi Walker on how to prevent prisoners from attempting suicide.

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May 28, 2016

Tamara Dembo: Today in the History of Psychology (28th May 1902)

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.

May 27, 2016

Carl Pfaffmann: Today in the History of Psychology (27th May 1913)

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.