History in APS Observer

Two short pieces on the history of psychology can be found in recent issues of the Association for Psychological Science‘s Observer, the Association’s in house magazine. The first piece is part of a regular section in the Observer, “The History Corner”, edited by Rand Evans, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at East Carolina University. This piece, “Recalling Psychology’s Past: The Memory Drum”, succinctly recounts the role of the memory drum in early psychological research. The piece is authored by Nick Joyce, a doctoral student in counseling psychology at the University of Akron and a graduate assistant at the Archives of the History of American Psychology, and David Baker, the Margaret Clark Morgan Director of the Archives of the History of American Psychology and Professor of Psychology at the University of Akron. The second history of psychology piece to appear recently in the Observer recalls the 80th anniversary celebration of the founding of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, held at Yale University in early September 2009. All of the Observer‘s content is freely available online.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.