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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Jul 19, 2018

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC): Today in the History of Psychology (19th July 1949)




The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) was first published. Adapted from the Wechsler-Bellevue intelligence test for adults, The WISC was designed to obtain verbal and performance IQ's from one uniformly standardized scale.

Still in use today, the fifth edition of The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) is regularly employed to measure a child's cognitive ability.

See following link for free psychological testing information and resources.

Psychology Tests

Jul 18, 2018

Aaron T. Beck: Today in the History of Psychology (18th July 1921)




Dr. Aaron T. Beck was born. A world renowned pioneer of cognitive therapy (CT) Dr. Beck's prolific body of work consisting of over 600 articles and 25 books has profoundly influenced our understanding of the psychopathology of depression and suicide.

Among his many professional accolades, Dr. Aaron T. Beck was cited as 'one of the five most influential psychotherapists of all time' by The American Psychologist and in 1989 he received the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for the Application of Psychology.

Jul 17, 2018

Carl Jung: Today in the History of Psychology (17th July 1902)




Carl Gustav Jung's M.D. degree was conferred by the University of Zurich. Jung's degree dissertation topic was the psychology and pathology of occult phenomena based upon his cousin's alleged mediumistic abilities.

See following link to to learn all about the life and work of Carl Jung and access free full-text articles by Jung, including 'On The Psychology and Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena'.

Carl Jung

Jul 16, 2018

Alexander Luria: Today in the History of Psychology (16th July 1902)




Alexander Romanovich Luria was born. A founding figure within the field of cultural-historical psychology, Luria is also renowned for his pioneering work within neuropsychology, in particular his systematic research into the functional organization of memory and speech within the brain.

Among Luria's most influential published works were 'Higher Cortical Functions in Man' (1962), 'The Man with a Shattered World: The History of a Brain Wound' (1972) and 'The Working Brain' (1973).

Jul 15, 2018

Brenda Langford Milner: Today in the History of Psychology (15th July 1918)




Brenda Langford Milner was born. A world renowned pioneer in the field of neuropsychology, Milner began her illustrious career in the early 1950's exploring the effects of temporal lobe damage in humans, for her Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Donald Hebb.

In 1957 along with William Scoville, Milner published 'Loss of Recent Memory After Bilateral Hippocampal Lesions.' This classic article included the findings of a series of experiments conducted with H.M (Henry Molaison) who famously was unable to commit new events to long-term memory following radical surgery designed to control his severe epileptic seizures. This groundbreaking research found that HM was able to steadily improve his performance on tests which he had no recollection of ever taking, a stunning discovery which provided compelling evidence that the brain is not as previously thought, governed by a solitary memory system. This landmark paper would go on to be one of the most cited publications in the history of neuroscience.

Among her many professional accolades, Brenda Milner received the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in 1973 and was inducted into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 1997.

See following link to learn about some of the most eminent women in the history of psychology.

Eminent Women in Psychology

Jul 14, 2018

Mary Henle: Today in the History of Psychology (14th July 1913)




Mary Henle was born. A highly respected figure within the field of Gestalt psychology, Henle developed the first laboratory manual on the subject in 1948 and conducted influential empirical research within a range of topic areas including; perception, motivation, rationality, problem solving and the relationship between thinking and logic.

In recognition of a long and distinguished career, Henle was featured in the prestigious publication, American Men and Women of Science in 1978.

See following link to learn about some of the most eminent women in the history of psychology.

Eminent Women in Psychology

Jul 13, 2018

Fred Fiedler: Today in the History of Psychology (13th July 1922)




Fred Fiedler was born. A pioneering researcher in the field of Industrial and organizational psychology, Fiedler is best known for his groundbreaking contingency model of leadership, the first comprehensive details of which were published in his classic book 'A Theory of Leadership Effectiveness' in 1967.

See following link for Industrial Organizational psychology information and resources.

Industrial Organizational Psychology