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13 February in the History of Psychology


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1882 — Jean-Martin Charcot presented "On the Various Nervous States Determined by Hypnotization in Hysterics" to the French Academy of Sciences in Paris. Charcot's paper was the first that the academy consented to hear on any form of hypnotism. The event marked further study of hypnotism with a stamp of scientific legitimacy.

1925 — Ravenna Helson was born. Helson's work has centered on the development of adult creativity. Her longitudinal studies have dealt with the nature of cultural patterns of personal and career expectations, personality stability, and the realization of creative potential in women.

1944 — Stanley Sue was born. Sue's specialties have been research and training in community psychology. He has explored social issues that affect Asian Americans and the delivery of psychological services to that population. Sue was a founder of the Asian American Psychology Association (1972). APA Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest, 1986.

1956 — The journal Behavioral Science was first published by the Mental Health Research Institute of the University of Michigan.

1968 — The National Medal of Science was presented by President Johnson to Harry Harlow. The date of announcement of the award was December 31, 1967.

1969 — Jacob Cohen's article "Multiple Regression as a General Data-Analytic System" was published in Psychological Bulletin. By 1982, this article had been cited in over 480 other publications and was chosen as a "citation classic" by the journal Current Contents.

1989 — The Wyoming Psychological Association was incorporated.