Division 26 of the American Psychological Association, better known as the Society for the History of Psychology (SHP), has just unveiled its new Facebook page. The page is an initiative of the SHP’s new Technology Committee, whose members include: Wade Pickren, division President-Elect and Editor of History of Psychology; Ingrid Farreras, the division’s Electronics Editor; Kelli Vaughn-Blount, New, Notes & Sources Editor; and James Capshew, former editor of History of Psychology.
The Facebook page features notices of upcoming history of psychology events, such as the division’s own meeting at the APA conference being held in Toronto this August. Also, featured are notices of other history of psychology related events and conferences taking place both within and outside of North America. Fans of the group are free share news with other members by posting on the group’s wall.
A unique addition to the page are the posts by Kate Harper, a doctoral student in the History and Theory of Psychology program at York University, who has been recruited as the forum’s roving reporter. Kate’s recent posts have focused on the meeting of the History and Philosophy of Psychology section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) held last week in Montreal, QC. Kate will also be posting about the Cheiron meeting to be held later this month and the meeting of the Society for the History of Psychology to be held later this summer.
SHP’s facebook page currently has 61 fans, and new fans are joining daily. If you would like to join the SHP Facebook page simply log into Facebook, search for the Society for the History of Psychology, and click on join.