SHP Division 26

Past Presidents


Robert I. Watson

Founder & Editor of Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

Watson, R. I. (1963). The great psychologists: From Aristotle to Freud. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott.


Gardner Murphy

APA President, 1944
Murphy, G. (1929/48/72). 
An historical introduction 
to modern psychology. 
New York, NY: Harcourt. 


Robert B. MacLeod

MacLeod, R. B. (1949). 
New psychologies of 
yesterday and today. 
Canadian Journal of 
Psychology3, 199-212. 
MacLeod, R. B. (1947). 
The phenomenological 
approach to social 
Psychological Review
54, 193-210.


Karl M. Dallenbach

Dallenbach, K. M. (1959). Twitmyer and the conditioned response. American Journal of Psychology72, 633-638. 
Dallenbach, K. M. (1955). Phrenology versus psychoanalysis. American Journal of Psychology68, 511-525. 


David Bakan

Bakan, D. (1966). The influence of phrenology on American psychology. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences2, 200-220.
Bakan, D. (1965). The mystery-mastery complex in contemporary psychology. American Psychologist20, 186-191.


Mary Henle

Henle, M. (1987). Koffka’s Principles after fifty years. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences23, 14-21. 
Henle, M. (1978). One man against the Nazis: Wolfgang Köhler. American Psychologist33, 939-944. 


Solomon Diamond

Diamond, S. (1974). Four hundred years of instinct controversy. Behavior Genetics4, 237-252. 
Diamond, S. (1971). Gestation of the instinct concept. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences7, 323-336.


Josef M. Brozek

Brozek, J. (1973). Summa psychologiae: A special review. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences14, 74-83.
Brozek, J. (1973). Soviet historiography of psychology: Sources of biographic and bibliographic information. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences9, 152-161. 


Nicholas Pastore

Pastore, N. (1974). Reevaluation of Boring on Kantian influence, nineteenth centuyr nativisim, Gestalt psychology and Helmholtz. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences10, 375-390.
Pastore, N. (1973). On plagiarism: Buffon, Condillac, Porterfield, Schopenhauer. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences9, 378-392. 


John J. Sullivan

Larson, C. A. & Sullivan, J. J. (1965). Watson’s relation to Titchener. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences1, 338-354.
Fluckiger, F. A. & Sullivan, J. J. (1965). Husserl’s conception of a pure psychology. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences1, 262-277.


David L. Krantz

Krantz, D. L., Hall, R., & Allen, D. (1969). William McDougall and the problem of purpose. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences5, 25-38. 
Krantz, D. L. & Allen, D. (1967). The rise and fall of McDougall’s instinct doctrine. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences3, 326-338. 


Michael Wertheimer

Wertheimer, M., & Wertheimer, M. L. (1996). Can the gap between psychology’s two cultures be bridged? Psychological Inquiry6, 131-134.
Wertheimer, M. (1982). Gestalt theory, holistic psychologies, and Max Wertheimer. Zeitschrift für Psychologie190, 125-140.


John A. Popplestone

Co-Founder, Director (1965-1999) of the Archives of the History of American Psychology, Akron, OH


Virginia Staudt Sexton

Sexton, V. S. (1965). Clinical psychology: An historical survey. Genetic Psychology Monographs72, 401-434.
Misiak, H., & Staudt, V. (1954). Catholics in psychology: A historical study. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.


Ernest R. Hilgard

APA President, 1949
Hilgard, E. R. (1987). Psychology in America: A historical survey. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.


Daniel N. Robinson

Robinson, D. N. (1985). Philosophy of psychology. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Robinson, D. N. (1981). An intellectual history of psychology (Rev. Ed.). New York, NY: Macmillan.


Thomas C. Cadwallader

Cadwallader, T. C. (1975). Unique values of archival research. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences11, 27-33.
Cadwallader, T. C. (1987). Origins and accomplishments of Joseph Jastrow’s 1888-founded chair of comparative psychology at the Univ of Wisconsin. Journal of Comparative Psychology101, 231-236.


Rand B. Evans

Watson. R. I. & Evans, R. B. (1991). The great psychologists: An intellectual history (5th Ed.). New York, NY: Harper Collins.
Evans, R. B. & Koelsch, W. (1985). Psychoanalysis arrives in America: The 1909 psychology conference at Clark University. American Psychologist40, 942-948.


Wolfgang G. Bringmann

Bringmann, W. G., Lück, H. E., Miller, R., & Early, C. E. (Eds.) (1997). A pictorial history of psychology. Chicago, IL: Quintessence.


Wilse B. Webb

Webb. W. B. (1974). Progress in psychology: 1903-1907. American Psychologist, 29, 897-902.

Webb, W. B. (1998). Writing history and accident reports: A metaphorical analysis. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 86, 631-641.


Marion White McPherson

Co-Founder, Associate Director (1965-1990) of the Archives of the History of American Psychology, Akron, OH


Elizabeth Scarborough

Scarborough, E., & Furumoto, L. (1987). Untold lives: The first generation of American women psychologists. New York, NY: Columbia.


Joseph D. Matarazzo

APA President, 1989


Neil R. Bartlett

Bartlett, N. R., Spilka, B., & Wertheimer, M. (1988). Unplanned birth: Psychology at the University of Arizona. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences24, 57-63. 
Bartlett, N. R., et al. (1965). Vision and visual perception. New York, NY: Wiley. 


Jill G. Morawski

Morawski, J. G. (1994). Practicing feminisms, reconstructing psychology: Notes on a liminal science. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan. 
Morawski, J. G. (Ed.) (1988). The rise of experimentation in American psychology. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 


Henry L. Minton

Collier, G., Minton, H. L., & Reynolds, G. (1991). Currents of thought in American social psychology. New York, NY: Oxford.
Minton, H. L. (1988). Lewis M. Terman: Pioneer in psychological testing. New York, NY: New York University Press.


Laurel Furumoto

Furumoto, L. (1989). The new history of psychology. In I. Cohen (Ed.), The G. Stanley Hall Lecture Series (Vol. 9). Washington, DC: APA.
Scarborough, E. & Furumoto, L. (1987). Untold lives: The first generation of American women psychologists. New York, NY: Columbia.


Raymond E. Fancher

Fancher, R. E. (1996). Pioneers of psychology (3rd Ed.). New York, NY: Norton.
Fancher, R. E. (1985). The intelligence men: Makers of the IQ controversy. New York, NY: Norton.


Donald Dewsbury
Dewsbury, D. A. (1998). Robert Yerkes, sex research, and the problem of data simplification. History of Psychology1, 116-129. 
Dewsbury, D. A. (Ed.) (1996). Unifiation through division: Histories of divisions of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: APA. 


Alfred H. Fuchs

Fuchs, A. H. (1998). Psychology and the ‘Babe.’ Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences34, 153-165. 
Fuchs, A. H. (1998). Ebbinghaus’ contributions to psychology after 1885. American Journal of Psychology110, 621-633.



Wayne Viney

Viney, A. W., & King, D. B. (1998). A history of psychology: Ideas and context (2nd Ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Viney, A. W. (1989). The cylops and the twelve-eyed toad: William James and the unity-disunity problem in psychology. American Psychologist, 44, 1261-1265.


Thomas H. Leahey

Leahey, T. H. (1997). A history of psychology: Main currents in psychological thought (4th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Leahey, T. H. (1992). The mythical revolutions of American psychology. American Psychologist47, 308-318.


Katharine S. Milar

Milar, K. S. (2000). The first generation of women psychologists and the psychology of women. American Psychologist55, 616-619.
Milar, K. S. (1999). “A coarse and clumsy tool”: Helen Thompson Woolley and the Cincinnati Vocation Bureau. History of Psychology2, 219-235.


Hendrika Vande Kemp

Vande Kemp, H. (1984). Psychology and theology in Western thought, 1672-1965: A historical and annotated bibliography. In collaboration with H. N. Malony. Millwood, NY: Kraus International.


James L. Pate

Pate, J. L. (1993). The Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology. In J. L. Pate, & M. Wertheimer (Eds.), No small part: A history of regional organizations in American psychology. Washington, DC: APA


Nicole Barenbaum

Barenbaum, N. B. (2000). How social was personality? The Allports’ “connection” of social and personality psychology. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences36, 471-487. 
Barenbaum, N. B. (1997). The case(s) of Gordon Allport. Journal of Personality65, 743-755. 


Benjamin Harris

Harris, B. (1998). The perils of a public intellectual. Journal of Social Issues54, 79-118. 
Harris, B. (1997). Repoliticizing the history of psychology. In D. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Critical psychology: An introductory handbook (pp. 21-33).


C. James Goodwin

Goodwin, C. J. (2005). Reorganizing the experimentalists: The origins of the society of experimental psychologists. History of Psychology9, 347-361. 
Goodwin, C. J. (2004). A history of modern psychology (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Wiley.


Deborah F. Johnson

Johnson, D. F. (2000). Cultivating the field of psychology: Psychological journals at the turn of the century and beyond. American Psychologist55(10), 1144-1147.


Christopher D. Green

Green, C. D. & Benjamin, L. T. Jr. (Eds.) (2009). Psychology gets in the gameA prehistory of sport psychology. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press. 
Green, C. D. (2009). Darwinian theory, functionalism, and the first American psychological revolution. American Psychologist64.


Wade Pickren

Pickren, W. E., & Rutherford, A. (2010). A history of modern psychology in context. New York, NY: Wiley. 
Pickren, W. E. (2009). Indigenization and the history of psychology. Psychological Studies54, 87-95.


David Baker

Baker, D. B. (Ed.) (2003). Thick description and fine texture: Archival research in the history of psychology. Akron, OH: The University of Akron Press. 
Baker, D. B. (2002). Historical understanding and teaching in professional psychology. History of Psychology5, 219-223.


Andrew Winston

Cherry, F., Unger, R., & Winston, A. (2012). Gender, ethnicity, and career trajectories: A comment on Woodward (2010). History of Psychology15181-187.
Winston, A. S. (2011). Value neutrality and SPSSI: The quest for policy, purity, and legitimacy. Journal of Social Issues67, 59-72.


Alexandra Rutherford

Fancher, R., & Rurtherford, A. (2012). Pioneers of psychology (4th Ed.). New York, NY: Norton.
Pickren, W. E. & Rutherford, A. (2010). A history of modern psychology in context. New York, NY: Wiley.
Rutherford, A., & Pettit, M. (2015). Feminism and/in/as psychology: The public sciences of sex and gender. History of psychology18(3), 223.


Debra Sue Pate

Pate, D. S. (2007). Rose Embly McCoy: A twentieth century pioneer. The Feminist Psychologist34(4), 17. 
Pate, D. S. (2007). Grace Brewster Murray Hopper: A woman who dared and did. In E. Gavin, A. Clamaer, & M. Siderits (Eds.), Women of vision: Their psychology, circumstances, and success. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.


Henderikus Stam

Stam, H. J.  (2006).  Introduction: Reclaiming the social in Social Psychology.  Theory & Psychology, 16, 587-595.

Stam, H. J.  (2006).  On the uses of theory.  The General Psychologist, 41(2), 30-32.


Lamiell, J. T. (2013).

On psychology’s struggle for existence: Some reflections on Wundt’s 1913 essay a century on. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 33(4), 205-215.

Lamiell, J. T. (1987). Critical assessments of contemporary psychology. The psychology of personality: An epistemological inquiry. New York, NY, US: Columbia University Press.


Edward K. Morris

Morris, E. K. (2013). The legacy of John B. Watson’s behaviorist manifesto for applied behavior analysis. Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis, 36, 155-179.

Morris, E. K. (2003). 1950s applications and extensions of Skinner’s operant psychology. The Edward K. Morris 9 PRO: CLAS Comprehensive Vitae Run Date: 2/1/2018 Behavior Analyst, 26, 281-295.


John D. Greenwood

Current Past President