1952-- First psychology departments are established.

1977-- Nicolae Ceausescu targets psychology for ideological purification. Academic departments are abolished and research funds cut. Psychologists transfer to other departments or leave academe.

1982-- Claiming that research on transcendental meditation at the Romanian Academy of Science's Institute for Psychology would undermine public order, Ceausescu completely bans psychology.

1989-- Forty-two years of communism end in Romania.

1994-- Romanian Psychological Association holds its first post-communism conference.

1995-- First class of psychologists graduate since 1977.

Further Reading

Source: Stevens, Michael J. (1998). Professional Psychology After Communism: The Case of Romania. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 29, 300-304.