Collin College’s “Cultivating Scholars Speaker Series”

In the past twenty years, Collin College has grown from a district community college with 5,000 students into an up-and-coming institution of over 41,000.

This Fall, three prominent historians of psychology — Ludy Benjamin, Wade Pickren, and Alexandra Rutherford — will give talks at Collin as part of the Cultivating Scholars Speaker Series.

If you plan on being anywhere near Dallas in the Fall, it might be worth checking out.

Sept. 12, starting at 7:30 pm:

  1. Dr. Wade Pickren
    “How the History of Psychology Can Help Us Understand Social Justice: Psychologists and Interracial Housing in New York City, 1945-1955”
  2. Dr. Alexandra Rutherford
    “From Pigeons to People: Inside the Human Skinner Box.”

Sept. 13, starting at 10:00 am:

  1. Dr. Wade Pickren
    “Making a More Inclusive Psychology: A DVD Documentary History of the Struggle to Make the APA Inclusive of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Psychology”
  2. Dr. Alexandra Rutherford
    “Changing the Face of Psychology: Feminism’s Past and Presence”

Oct. 25:

  1. Dr. Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
    “William James and the Temple of Doom: Joy and Intrigue in Archival Research”

Oct. 26, starting at 11am:

  1. Dr. Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
    “The Public’s Psychology: A History of the Popular Psychology Magazines in America.”

All talks will take place at the Spring Creek Campus‘ Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

For further information, call the Social and Behavioral Sciences division: (972) 881-5800.


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.