07 August in the Hi...
Clear all

Hello and welcome to Psychology Roots Forums! We are thrilled to have joined us in this space dedicated to all things related to psychology. Participating in forums can be a great way to learn from others, share your own experiences and knowledge, and connect with like-minded individuals. You can engage in discussions on topics ranging from the latest research in psychology to practical tips for improving mental health.

We also invite you to take advantage of the resources available on our website, including articles, videos, and recommended readings. With so much information at your fingertips, Psychology Roots Forums is the perfect place to begin or deepen your exploration of psychology.

07 August in the History of Psychology

1 Posts
1 Users
0 Reactions
Member Admin
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 2708
Topic starter  

On August 7:

1916 — Hans-Lukas Teuber was born. Teuber specialized in the study of brain mechanisms involved in visual perception, with special attention given to the effects of brain injury on vision. Karl S. Lashley Award, 1966; NASA Achievement Award, 1969.

1921 — The Library of Congress received its copy of the first issue of the Journal of Comparative Psychology. Williams and Wilkins published the journal until 1947, when the APA purchased it and named it the Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology (JCPP). In 1983, the JCPP split into the Journal of Comparative Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience.

1977 — The Washington Post carried a feature article describing the U.S. government's interest in psychic research. The article contended that the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Navy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other federal agencies have supported and uncritically accepted the findings of studies in parapsychology.

1989 — The first offices of the American Psychological Society first opened, in the words of its first executive director, Alan Kraut, "above a liquor store in a seedy part of Northeast DC." Since 2006, the name of this organization has been the Association for Psychological Science.