Spring issue of Revista de Historia de la Psicología

The Spring issue of Revista de Historia de la Psicología is now online. Full titles, authors, and English abstracts follow below.

“Max Möller and the foundation of the IAAP. An epistolary history. [Max Möller y la Fundación de la IAAP. Una historia epistolar],” Helio Carpintero and Enrique Lafuente. Abstract:

Although IAAP foundation (International Association of Applied Psychology) is referred to a first conference in psychotecnics which E. Claparède organized in Geneva in 1920, its formal condition as a scientific association had its beginning in a subsequent congress held in Paris in 1927. There, the group gathered around Claparède joined another group promoted by a Latvian psychologist, M. Moeller, and mainly formed by German trained professionals. This latter group became finally integrated into the former. The three letters presented here reveal so far unknown aspects of the contacts between Moeller, Claparède and some other colleagues which in the end led to the fusion of both movements under the common title of “International Association of Psychotechnics”, which a few years later was to turn into the current IAAP.

“A window oon the theatre of micro-interactions: the Polish psychologist Alina Szemi?ska at the Internationl Centre of Genetic Epistemology, 1967-1972. [Una ventana hacia el teatro de las microinteracciones: la psicóloga polaca Alina Szemi?ska en el Centro Internacional de Epistemología Genética, 1967-1972],” Marc J. Ratcliff and Ramiro Tau. Abstract:

The functioning of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Genetic Epistemology (CIEG), created by Piaget in 1955, required the overcoming of obstacles in communication and meetings between actors with diverse backgrounds, training and perspectives. In this respect, it is possible to recognize in the CIEG the deployment of a tacit mode of promoting interactions, within the general framework of a common scientific project. We examine this hypothesis through the case of the Polish psychologist Alina Szemi?ska, who, after working with Piaget in the 1930s, returned to Geneva in 1967 as a guest researcher of the Centre. Her participation in those years provided us with a window into the sociointeractive aspects of this research culture and, in particular, into what we call the micro-theatre of the interactions of the academic community. Based on unpublished archival documents, we reconstruct this dynamic, focusing on the role played by Szemi?ska during the period from 1967 to 1972.

“Ramón y Cajal on the pedagogy of sport (Thoughts of an octogenarian). [Ramón y Cajal sobre la pedagogía del deporte (Pensamientos de un octogenario)],” Sousana Papadopoulou, Ana B. Vivas, and Lazaros C. Triarhou. Abstract:

The article highlights the thoughts of the Spanish neurohistologist, Santiago Ram.n y Cajal (1852–1934), on the pedagogy of sport, based on passages from his books The World Seen at Eighty Years, Pedagogical Thoughts, Café Chats, and Recollections of My Life. The ideas discussed by the illustrious Spaniard in the early part of the twentieth century are made available in English, because of his foresight regarding current trends in the balanced combination of nutrition, training load, and recovery as far as sports performance and health maintenance are concerned.

“Los artículos de Julián Marías en revistas españolas de psicología. [Julián Marías’ papers in Spanish journals of psychology],” Joaquín García-Alandete. Abstract:

The Spanish philosopher Julián Marías (1914-2005) published several papers in the Journal of General and Applied Psychology, especially in the 1940s and 1950s of the past century, and in the Journal of History of Psychology in the late 1990s. In the current study, these papers are synthetically analyzed, identifying in them essential nuclei of Marías’ thought and circumstance.

“Dos autores italianos en la Psicología Peruana: Guido Villa y Sante de Sanctis. [Two Italian authors in the Peruvian Psychology: Guido Villa and Sante de Sanctis],” Arturo Orbegoso Galarza. Abstract:

Peruvian psychology received, in its beginnings, the influx of German, French and American authors. This article seeks to inform about two Italian authors in this psychology between 1910 and 1920. This is a little researched topic. It was used primary and secondary information: historical archives and latest publications. First, the role of the Italian culture in Peru is descripted. Later, the penetration of the criminal anthropology is reviewed. In conclusion, Guido Villa (1867-1949) and Sante De Sanctis (1862- 1935) ideas contributed to the initial Peruvian objective psychology.

“Besos peligrosos: José Ingenieros y la mirada del criminólogo. [Dangerous kisses: José Ingenieros and the criminologist’s look],” Ana Elisa Ostrovsky and Luis Alberto Moya. Abstract:

The reception of Italian criminology in Argentina, by authors such as José Ingenieros, was anchored in the social problem of the moment. The modernization process of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which involved the secularization of its institutions and the strengthening of the agro-export model, had as a counterpoint a massive immigration and unplanned urbanization that led to a high degree of social conflict. Among the objects addressed by the new science are alcoholism, prostitution, but also small inappropriate behaviors. One of those small plausible objects of become a crime was the kiss. The present work constitutes an analysis of a presentation called The crime of kissing, which José Ingenieros will make on this subject. In it, the author made a reconstruction from the criminological view of the act of kissing, installing as a classification criterion the question about consent.

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.