APA Kicks Off Thursday

Toronto skylineThe convention of the American Psychological Association begins this Thursday in Toronto, Canada. The Society for the History of Psychology (APA Division 26) will be featuring York U. historian of science Bernard Lightman who, in honor of the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth, will give the Wallace A. Russell Memorial Lecture onĀ  “Darwin and the Popularization of Evolution” (Fri, 2:00).

The following day York U. philosopher Lorraine Code will give the Mary Whiton Calkins Address, speaking on “Self, Subjectivity, and the Instituted Social Imaginary: Thinking With Beauvoir, Calkins, and Le Doeuff” (Sat, 1:00). Other featured speakers include Alexandra Rutherford (York U.), whose New Fellow Address is entitled “Whose Psychology, Whose History? Alter-Narratives in the History of Psychology” (Thu, 1:00). Dr. Rutherford has also organized a unique performance featuring several graduate students entitled “Lusty Ladies or Victorian Victims? Perspectives on Women, Madness, and Sexuality.”

In addition there will be about a dozen other historically-oriented sessions on topics ranging from critical history to behaviorism. The Social Hour is Saturday at 5:00. The Business Meeting Sunday at 1:00

The full SHP program (in pdf) can be found here.

About Christopher Green

Professor of Psychology at York University (Toronto). Former editor of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. Creator of the "Classics in the History of Psychology" website and of the "This Week in the History of Psychology" podcast series.

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