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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Sep 24, 2018

Albert Bandura: Today in the History of Psychology (24th September 1971)

Albert Bandura's landmark book "Social Learning Theory" was published in which the Stanford University psychologist sets out how new patterns of behavior can be acquired through direct experience or by observing the behavior of others. Social Learning Theory is a seminal piece of work, the basic tenets of which Bandura later expanded upon in "Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory," a book widely considered a modern classic within psychology.

Sep 23, 2018

Norma Estelle Cutts: Today in the History of Psychology (23rd September 1892)

Norma Estelle Cutts was born. A pioneer in the provision of school psychological services in the United States, her landmark publication in 1943 "How to Use Psychological Service in the Schools, A Guide to the Technique and Interpretation of the Individual Psychological Examination" was instrumental in establishing standards for training, certification, and practice.

Throughout the course of a long and distinguished career, Cutts wrote widely on a range of topics within an educational context, including, mental hygiene, discipline and intellectual giftedness. In a tribute to Norma Cutts published shortly after her death aged 96 in 1988, Thomas K. Fagan noted that "her friendship and contributions through most of American psychology's first century will be felt well into its next."

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Eminent Women in Psychology

Sep 22, 2018

Robert Thorndike: Today in the History of Psychology (22nd September 1910)

Robert Thorndike was born. A brilliant psychometrician, Thorndike is best known for his collaborative work with Irving Lorge and Elizabeth Hagen in developing measures of mental and scholastic ability which eventually became known as "Cognitive Ability Tests."

Among his many professional accolades, Thorndike served as president of the Psychometric Society and the American Educational Research Association and received the Butler Medal for Outstanding Service from Columbia University.

Sep 21, 2018

Albert Beckham: Today in the History of Psychology (21st September 1897)

Albert Beckham was born. A profoundly influential figure in the field of school psychology, Beckham pioneered the introduction of psychological services within public schools and established the first campus based psychological laboratory to offer counseling while teaching psychology at Howard University.

A distinguished academic and prolific writer, Beckham made a lasting contribution to our understanding of counseling, behavioral problems and life satisfaction within an educational context.

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Educational Psychology

Sep 20, 2018

B. F. Skinner: Today in the History of Psychology (20th September 1971)

B. F. Skinner was featured on the front cover of Time magazine and is the subject of three cover stories on behavior, titled "Skinner's Utopia: Panacea, or Path to Hell?" "Twin Oaks: On to Walden Two" and "A Skinnerian Innovation: Baby in a Box."

The brilliant cover image of Skinner was drawn by renowned artist and illustrator Don Ivan Punchatz.

See following link to learn all about the life and work of psychology legend B.F. Skinner.

B.F. Skinner

Sep 19, 2018

Human Factors: Today in the History of Psychology (19th September 1958)

Human Factors, the flagship journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society was first published. In his introductory essay entitled "A Home of Our Own," editor in chief Stanley Lippert noted that human factors specialists would no longer be forced to publish their work in the "literary homes of friends and relatives."

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

History of Psychology

Sep 18, 2018

Wilhelm Wundt: Today in the History of Psychology (18th September 1861)

Wilhelm Wundt presented a landmark paper on the personal difference between visual and auditory observation at the Natural Science Conference at Speyer, Germany. Writing about Wundt's discipline defining address at Speyer, Edward Bradford Titchener noted that "There is no more remarkable incident in the history of experimental psychology than Wundt's attempt, by way of a single crucial experiment, to overturn the whole Herbartian psychology."

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History of Psychology