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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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Sep 16, 2019

Karen Horney: Today in the History of Psychology (16th September 1885)




Karen Horney was born. An eminent psychoanalytic theorist and pioneer within the field of the psychology of women, Horney wrote widely on the androcentric (male centered) nature of orthodox Freudian thinking and psychology in general.

In addition to her influential contribution to feminine psychology, the influence of Horney's innovative and groundbreaking personality theories spread far and wide; for instance, her views on the potential for human growth were followed with great interest by the likes of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers.

A truly original thinker ahead of her time, Karen Horney's ideas helped inform an eclectic mix of areas within mainstream psychology.

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

Eminent Women in Psychology

Sep 15, 2019

Matataro Matsumoto: Today in the History of Psychology (15th September 1865)




Matataro Matsumoto was born. A profoundly influential figure in the history of Japanese psychology, Matsumoto earned his doctoral degree under the supervision of Edward W. Scripture at Yale University in 1899 and spent a year working with Wilhelm Wundt at the University of Leipzig in Germany.

On his return to Japan, Matsumoto established experimental psychology laboratories in Tokyo and Kyoto and was instrumental in the founding and organization of the Japanese Psychological Association.

See following link to learn all about the fascinating history of psychology.

History of Psychology

Sep 14, 2019

Solomon Asch: Today in the History of Psychology (14th September 1907)




Solomon Asch was born. A Gestalt psychologist whose classics studies on impressions of personality and social influence were profoundly influential within the field of social psychology. For example, Stanley Milgram's famous obedience to authority experiments were directly inspired by Asch's unambiguous stimuli (lines of different lengths) conformity research.

A truly eminent figure within psychology, Solomon Asch received the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions in 1967.

See following link to to read Solomon Asch's classic study in the psychology of interpersonal perception which introduced the concept of central versus peripheral traits and the "halo effect".

Solomon Asch

Sep 13, 2019

William James: Today in the History of Psychology (13th September 1890)




William James's classic text 'Principles of Psychology' (Volume 1) was published. A tribute to James printed shortly after his death in 1910 stated that Principles of Psychology 'is a scientific and literary classic. No one can foretell whether it will be permanently in the group of philosophical masterpieces, beginning with the dialogues of Plato, but there is no contemporary American work and possibly no European work since the "Origin of Species," which has equal chance.'

See following link to learn all about the life and work of psychology legend William James.

William James

Sep 12, 2019

Ulric Neisser: Today in the History of Psychology (12th September 1967)




Ulric Neisser's classic book 'Cognitive Psychology' was published. This groundbreaking text located a range of research topics, such as perception, attention, pattern recognition, information processing, problem solving and remembering and explored them within a unified theoretical framework. In doing so, Neisser firmly established cognitive psychology as a mainstream psychological discipline.

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Cognitive Psychology

Sep 11, 2019

Alice Bryan: Today in the History of Psychology (11th September 1902)




Alice Bryan was born. Renowned for her unceasing efforts in tackling the marginalization of women in psychology, Bryan founded the National Council of Women Psychologists in 1940 and coauthored a series of influential studies issued under the title, 'Women in American Psychology' between 1944 and 1947.

A passionate advocate of mentoring, Bryan stated that 'One of my deepest satisfactions has been the appointment to professional positions of four women who were my students while earning their doctoral degrees.'

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

Eminent Women in Psychology

Sep 10, 2019

Iconic Psychology: Today in the History of Psychology (10th September 1909)




One of the most iconic photographs in the history of psychology was taken. Among those in the photo were Sigmund Freud, Edward Bradford Titchener, Adolf Meyer, Joseph Jastrow, James McKeen Cattell, Ernest Jones, William James, Carl Jung and G. Stanley Hall who had assembled this veritable who's who of eminence for a conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Clark University.

See following link to learn all about the fascinating history of psychology.

History of Psychology