The Society for the History of Psychology (SHP), Division 26 of the American Psychological Association, has launched a new website. The site includes a blogfeed on the homepage, an events section, as well as a teaching section. A dedicated student area is also under development. The SHP is also selling Society for the History of Psychology merchandise on the site through CafePress. Among the items available for purchase are t-shirts, teddybears, and magnets, as well as dog bowls emblazoned with ‘Pavlov’.
The new SHP website is part of the division’s effort stimulate membership involvement, an effort that has also led to the creation of an SHP facebook page. According to the site,
The new SHP webpage offers a central source for popular history and psychology-related blogs such as the Advances in the History of Psychology, British Psychological Society, Mindhacks, and many more. We have built a great resource but we will need your help to make it even better. Why dig through listserv emails to locate that great reference or upcoming event when we can save it for you on the website? We need and will be requesting the following items from time to time:
Events (Meetings, Conferences, Workshops, calls for submissions…months or years ahead of time)
Historical resources (new websites, books, favorite history of Psych PowerPoints & resources, etc.) with a special emphasis on those that are useful for teaching the history of psychology.
Member News (congratulations, awards, honors, publications, notice of members passing, etc.)
Information on favorite history of psychology archives and collections
If you immediately thought of something while reading this list please email it to Ingrid Farreras at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a member-driven online resource and the more information we receive the better it will be.