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Page history last edited by Chris Koch 1 year, 6 months ago
1895  Phyllis Blanchard was born. Blanchard's career in clinical psychology was marked by a long association with the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. Her books, The Adolescent Girl (1920) and An Introduction to Mental Hygiene (1930) are representative of her expertise. 
1910  Oran Wendle Eagleson was born. Eagleson, an African American psychologist, earned his way from high school through the PhD by working in a shoe repair shop. His research interests included racial and ethnic issues, problem solving, handwriting, music, and personality. 
1925  The newly incorporated APA adopted its official seal and bylaws and assumed the property and membership of the unincorporated APA. 
1960  Ernst Hans Gombrich's book Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation was published. 
1962  The petition to re-create APA Division 6 (Physiological and Comparative Psychology) was submitted. An earlier Division 6 had merged with Division 3 (Experimental Psychology) in 1949. The re-created Division 6 reestablished separate subfield representation. Sidney Weinstein promoted the creation of the division. 
1969  The founding and first annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists was held in St. Louis. 
1986  Paul H. Blaney's article "Affect and Memory: A Review" was published in Psychological Bulletin
2018 Ronald E. Fox at the age of 82 at his home in Washington, D.C. Fox played an important role in the role of psychology. He co-founded the first division (Division 29) for independent practitioners at the American Psychological Association. Later, Fox created the Practice Directorate at APA. He was also influential in establishing APA accreditation for professional schools and for the doctor of psychology (PsyD) degree. Fox was a leader of several organizations including the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice, the Association for the Advancement of Psychology, the American Psychological Association Insurance Trust, and as president of the American Psychological Association. He received the Distinguished Career Contributions to Practice of Psychology Gold Medal Award from the American Psychological Foundation and the Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Contributions to APA. (ref)

 

 

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