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CfP: CPA History and Philosophy of Psychology (HPP) Section

The History and Philosophy of Psychology (HPP) Section of the Canadian Psychological Association has issued a call for papers for their June 2016 meeting. Submissions are due December 1st. The full call for papers follows below.

Call for Proposals – History and Philosophy of Psychology (HPP) Section
CPA Convention, 2016
Victoria, BC, June 9-11

The call for submissions for the Canadian Psychological Association’s 77th Annual Convention (Thursday, June 9th to Saturday, June 11th, 2016) in Victoria, BC, has gone out. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2015.  See: http://www.cpa.ca/convention/callforsubmissions/

The History and Philosophy of Psychology (HPP) Section is seeking symposia, individual oral paper presentations, theory reviews, and conversation session submissions.

This year we are encouraging symposium submissions as it will allow us to better manage time restrictions and group presentations within the parameters of CPA’s programming guidelines.

We are asking that all proposals be submitted through both CPA’s online system and to HPP’s Program Co-Chairs; we hope to avoid some of the issues encountered in previous years when only the CPA online system has been used. Please submit your proposals to one of the Program Chairs – Patric Plesa (patricplesa@rogers.com) or Wanda Power (wpower@sfu.ca) – as well as through the CPA website listed above.

We hope to put together a dynamic program for our Section, and we look forward to receiving your submissions. We have also prepared a “submission guideline” as the CPA submission portal has changed this year. We apologize for any cross-posting.

With best wishes,
Patric Plesa & Wanda Power
Program Co-Chairs CPA-HPP

CPA Recap

The Canadian Psychological Association held its 69th Annual Convention last weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The History and Philosophy of Psychology Section made a strong showing with a number of very interesting presentations.

The one talk that stood out in particular, at least to me, was presented first thing Saturday morning by the very dynamic speaker Dr. Richard Brown. The talk, entitled “The X-38 Project: Donald O. Hebb and the study of perceptual isolation,” examined the evidence surrounding Donald Hebb‘s possible involvement with the CIA.

Brown’s talk responded particularly to the accusations made against Hebb by Alfred W. McCoy in A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror (AHP reported on this book back in January). Going over an enormous amount of previously-sealed documents, some only recently made available, Brown argued that Hebb never worked for the CIA nor was the CIA particularly interested in Hebb’s work until after much of it was completed. Though Brown concluded with the disclaimer that no document he has “yet” to see leads him to believe there is a connection, the presentation was thoroughly convincing that no connection existed between Hebb and the CIA.