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1880 

Arnold L. Gesell was born.  Gesell undertook monumental work in establishing age norms for the physical and motor development of children.  His ages and stages "approach hadgreatpopularappeal for parents. He is believed to be the first person to have held the title school psychologist, serving the Connecticut State Board of Education from 1915 to 1919. The Gesell Institute of Child Development carries on Gesell's work."

1905 

Jean-Paul Sartre was born.  Sartre's philosophy and plays were major conduits of twentieth century phenomenology and existentialism.  His primary impact on psychology was that of existential psychoanalysis, a process of confronting individual values and choices described in Sartre's book Being and Nothingness (1943).

1966 

The chimpanzee named Washoe began her training in American Sign Language at the University of Nevada at Reno.  Reno is the county seat of Washoe County.  R. Allen Gardner and Beatrice Gardner conducted this research.

1982 

The chimpanzee named Washoe began her training in American Sign Language at the University of Nevada at Reno.  Reno is the county seat of Washoe County.  R. Allen Gardner and Beatrice Gardner conducted this research.

1987 

The first IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, began in San Diego, California.  The topic of the meeting reflected the growing convergence of the fields of cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, and neuropsychology.

1991 

The current APA logo was presented to the APA Board of Directors.  The logo depicts an asymmetrical Greek letter psi, half drawn in angular lines and half in curves to represent the dual scientific and professional nature of psychology.

 

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