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.



Jul 26, 2017

Carl Jung: Today in the History of Psychology (26th July 1875)




Carl Jung was born. Widely considered one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century, Jung become increasingly disaffected with the central ideas of his old friend and mentor Sigmund Freud and broke away to establish analytical psychology; a school of inquiry designed to explore the deepest recesses of the human mind.

Jung's revolutionary psychoanalytical approach had a profound impact across a range of diverse fields including, psychology, philosophy, mythology, anthropology, theology and the arts and many of his most influential psychological concepts; archetypes, persona, collective unconsciousness, synchronicity, introvert/extrovert personality types etc, continue to be taught and studied throughout the world today.

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Carl Jung

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Jul 25, 2017

Margaret Floy Washburn: Today in the History of Psychology (25th July 1871)




Margaret Floy Washburn was born. An eminent psychologist, teacher and researcher, Washburn completed her graduate training at Cornell University under the supervision of Edward B. Titchener in 1894 and in doing so became the first woman in the United States to be awarded a Ph.D. in Psychology.

Renowned for her work on the study of consciousness and the examination of mental processes in animals and humans, Washburn served as president of the American Psychological Association in 1921 and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1931.

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Eminent Women in Psychology

Jul 24, 2017

Theodore Newcomb: Today in the History of Psychology (24th July 1903)




Theodore M. Newcomb was born. A pioneering figure in the field of social psychology, Newcomb established one of the first social psychology doctoral programs in the United States at the University of Michigan and published a number of classic texts on the subject; most notably, 'Personality and Social Change' (1943), 'Social Psychology' (1950) and 'The Acquaintance Process' (1961).

Honored extensively throughout his career, Newcomb served as president of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1956, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1974 and received the APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in 1976.

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Social Psychology

Jul 23, 2017

Theodore Schneirla: Today in the History of Psychology (23rd July 1902)




Theodore Schneirla was born. A pioneering comparative psychologist, Schneirla is best known for his maze learning experiments with army ants and his observational studies of their migratory behavior. In 1935, Schneirla along with Norman Maier co-authored 'Principles of Animal Psychology,' a classic in the field.

An influential social commentator, Schneirla regularly expressed his concern over attempts to apply ethologically grounded theories to complex human behaviors such as aggression.

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History of Psychology

Jul 22, 2017

Donald Olding Hebb: Today in the History of Psychology (22nd July 1904)




Donald Olding Hebb was born. A profoundly influential figure within the field of neuropsychology, Hebb's landmark text 'The Organization of Behavior' published in 1949 introduced many pioneering neuropsychological concepts such as the 'dual trace mechanism' which inspired a raft of groundbreaking research into brain function mechanisms of learning and memory.

Among his many professional career highlights, Hebb served as president of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1960, received the APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in 1961 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1966.

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History of Psychology

Jul 21, 2017

Clifford T. Morgan: Today in the History of Psychology (21st July 1915)




Clifford T. Morgan was born. Professor of psychology at the University of Texas, Morgan was renowned for his cutting edge work within the field of physiological psychology. His groundbreaking text on the subject 'Physiological Psychology' first published in 1943 remained on the essential reading lists of most related psychology programs for decades.

Morgan was also a passionate advocate of scientifically rigorous research within psychology, most notably demonstrated in his role as a founding figure and inaugural chairperson of the Psychonomic Society.

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Biological Psychology

Jul 20, 2017

Georg E. Müller: Today in the History of Psychology (20th July 1850)




Georg E. Müller was born. A pioneering figure in the early days of modern psychology, Müller is best known for his revolutionary research within the field of psychophysics and memory which became firmly entrenched within American experimental psychology.

A truly prolific writer, Müller's work consisted of over 6000 published pages, the vast majority of which not only appeared in the leading scientific journals of day, but also served to expand the investigative boundaries of psychological science.

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History of Psychology