• She Persisted: Lessons From the Life of Judith Rich Harris

    Judith Rich Harris’ December 29th death took my mind to her remarkable life and legacy. Among all the people I’ve never met, she was the person I came to know best. Across 243 emails she shared her draft w...
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  • Long Live Psychology! . . . and Long-Lived Psychologists

    Turning 76 years old in a week, and still loving what I do, I find myself inspired by two recent emails. One, from social psychologist Thomas Pettigrew, age 87, responded to my welcoming his latest work by attaching f...
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  • Today in the History of Psychology: An Intro to the Intro Course

    The next term is on the horizon. Looking for a different way to introduce your students to the course?   Today in the History of Psychology database, created by Warren Street (Central Washington University, Emer...
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    Historical marker for John B. Watson's childhood home in Traveler's Rest, S.C.
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  • On the Reliability and Teaching of Psychological Science

    “The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated.” With this headline, Vox joins critics that question the reproducibility and integrity of psychological science’s find...
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  • Historical Overview Notes and Quiz.docx

    A guided study activity in the history of psychology suitable for an introductory course. A word bank is provided.
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  • Will the Real Phineas Gage Please Step Forward?

    Originally posted on May 27, 2014.   Psychology is ripe with history. Unlike many sciences, psychology grips us because we are its main characters. People have more experience with quarrels than with quarks. But ...
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  • Who are the 100 Extremely Eminent Modern Psychologists?

    Originally posted on October 30, 2014.   Tis’ the season for professional recognition. The world is abuzz with announcements of who won this year’s Nobel Prizes. Psychology doesn’t have a Nobel...
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  • What Became of Little Albert? A New Answer

    Originally posted on May 23, 2014.   John Watson and Rosalie Rayner made psychologist history with their 1920 report of the fear conditioning of 11-month old “Little Albert.”  After repeated pair...
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  • Psychology's Most Controversial Studies

    Originally posted on October 14, 2014.   What would you consider psychology’s ten most provocative and controversial studies?  Christian Jarrett, a great communicator of psychological science via the B...
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  • Social issues in the classroom: Ideas for activities

    As a psychology instructor it is clear to you the myriad ways in which psychology can be used to both understand social issues and speak to solutions. In fact, the APA Guidelines for the Major (2013; see below) encour...
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