APA: Div 26 program highlights

Alexandra Rutherford, the program chair for the 2007 meeting of APA’s division 26 (a.k.a. the Society for the History of Psychology), has announced some of the highlights for this year’s conference:

Bookending the program are two exciting symposia to which I would like to draw your attention. Kicking us off on Friday is “Perspectives on Bias Toward Italian Americans in the History of Psychology,” organized by Elizabeth Messina, chaired by Patrick DeLeon, with Phil Zimbardo as discussant. For our grand finale on Monday morning we have “Founding and Impact of the Association of Black Psychologists,” organized by Wade Pickren, chaired by Michael Connor, with Thomas Parham as discussant.

In between are lots of other highlights, including Andrew Winston delivering the Wallace A. Russell Memorial Lecture, and Layli Phillips giving the Mary Whiton Calkins Address. Naturally, James Goodwin will give the Presidential Address.

In addition, last year’s popular joint session with Div 24 — examining the history and theory of the use of alcohol in reducing inhibition at professional social gatherings — has returned.  (In other words, there’s gonna be a big party on Saturday night.)

For more information about the 2007 conference, visit the APA’s conference home page.

For restaurant information, visit the conference center’s guide to local businesses.

About Jeremy Burman

Jeremy Trevelyan Burman is a senior doctoral student in York University’s Department of Psychology, specializing in the history of developmental psychology and its theory (especially that pertaining to Jean Piaget). Prior to returning to academia, he was a producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.