The Brunswik Society

The Brunswik Society is an informal association of researchers who are interested in understanding and improving human judgment and decision making. Members of the Society share an appreciation of the work of the psychologist Egon Brunswik. The Society has no dues. Its primary activities have been an annual meeting held every year since 1985, a yearly newsletter (since 1986), and an Internet discussion list (since 1993).

The Archives of the History of American Psychology

The Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) was established in 1965 at The University of Akron to promote research in the history of psychology by collecting, cataloguing, and preserving the historical record of psychology. The central feature of the AHAP is the manuscript collection, which includes the papers of over 740 psychologists. The growth of the repository exceeded projections, both in the rate at which materials were donated and in their diversity. This expansion led in 1976 to the establishment of the Child Development Film Archives, a unit that cares for both research footage and instructional films. This expansion was followed, in 1980, by a decision to supplement the numerous unsolicited gifts of books by devoting space to the published literature dealing with the substantive content of psychology as well as with its history and philosophy. Since its inception the archives has continuously acquired apparatus, equipment, testing materials, and all forms of media.

In the language of the archival world, the Archives of the History of American Psychology is a subject-matter archives (most repositories are based on geographic, military, or political themes). Therefore, the staff is trained in archival methods but also has a comprehensive knowledge of psychology as well as its organizational patterns and educational practices. The director is a psychologist, and a number of members of the board of advisers represent subfields of psychology as well as the academic discipline of history.

Scholary Societies Project

This is one of a set of subject pages in the Scholarly Societies Project, which facilitates access to websites of scholarly societies across the world. This subset of the main website, is set up to try and include ALL websites of societies involved with psychology.  The main website includes MOST websites that are involved with any scientific societies.

Eugenics: Three Generations, NO Imbeciles

From psychcentral.com/blog which is highly recommended of course, if you haven’t read them, come many different and various blogs dealing with many facets of psychology.

I recently read a blog by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., on the psychcentral blog World of Psychology discussing Eugenics and Carrie Buck, who was a woman who was sterilized in 1927 in the State of Virginia because some viewed her and her family as imbeciles and that they should not reproduce.

Horrendous as this is, considering no one knows how a person will turn out, regardless of his or her environment or hereditary issues–many “higher ups” in society considered eugenics to be the right thing to do.

Read more about eugenics on this website.

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Classics in the History of Psychology

Classics in the History of Psychology is an effort to make the full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines available on the World Wide Web. There are now over 25 books and about 200 articles and chapters on-line. The site also contains links to over 200 relevant works posted at other sites.

The target audience is researchers, teachers, and students of the history of psychology, both for use in their courses on the history of psychology, and for the purposes of primary academic research. To assist undergraduate teaching, in particular, original introductory articles and commentaries, written by some of the leading historians of psychology in North America, have been attached to a number of the most important works.

The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud

The Interpretation of Dreams is a book by Sigmund Freud.  The book inaugurated the theory of Freudian dream analysis.

AllPsych

Virtual Psychology Classroom with over 2000 pages of information. Includes three complete psychology texts (General, Personality, and Statistics), a detailed psychology timeline, biographies, a 500+ word psychology dictionary, information on mental disorders, career and educational information, online research, psychology journal, an active psychology student forum, and more.

Cognitive Daily

From Dr. John Grohol: Casual Fridays are alive and well at Cognitive Daily. A popular feature of this great blog are its weekly series of online experiments. Each Friday, Greta and Dave Munger design an interactive test for their readers based on research, news, theories or plain curiosity, and the following week they write up the results. For example, to see if they could predict what readers thought after a short quiz (as an unrelated web site claimed it could) readers were invited to take the survey. The next Friday they explained their methods and published graphs to deconstruct results, then invited readers to comment. The conversations in the comments can be just as provocative as the tests.