A Chronology of Noteworthy Events in American Psychology is just what it's title implies—notes about psychological history in chronological order. This book winds through history with brief factual notes that offer a quick glimpse into what was once current news. The author, Warren Street, begins with Plato's birth and ends with Sigmund Freud's most recent appearance on the cover of Time magazine.

This extensive resource collection includes dates of birth; publication of books, journals, and mental tests; passage of influential legislation; events in the histories of psychological associations and institutions; and scores of other events not easily categorized.

A Chronology of Noteworthy Events in American Psychology makes accessing information easy and amusing. The search for information can be cross-referenced with the Name Index, Subject Index, APA Division Index, or Calendar Index and quickly located by entry number. Covering the entire scope of the field, its eccentricities as well as its advances, A Chronology of Noteworthy Events in American Psychology offers a unique view of the history of psychology.

Table of Contents


  1. Before 1892: Diverse Traditions
  2. 1892–1919: The First Generation
  3. 1920–1939: Between the Wars: Consolidation as an Independent Science
  4. 1940–1949: Postwar Diversity and Expansion
  5. 1950–1969: Psychology Comes of Age
  6. 1970–1985: A Partnership of Science and Practice
  7. 1986–Present: The Second Century

Name Index

Subject Index

Calendar Index

APA Division Index

About the Author

Author Bio

Warren R. Street received his PhD in experimental psychology in 1967 from the Claremont Graduate School. He has served on the faculty of Central Washington University since that time and is now professor of psychology. He was a cofounder and director of the university's William O. Douglas Honors College, an honors program based on a 4-year great books reading regimen. Dr. Street, who describes himself as a compulsive collector of dates of events in the history of psychology, compiled the historical notations that appeared in the American Psychological Association 1992 Centennial Calendar. In addition to his research and teaching interest in the history of psychology, he has written on the application of the principles of behavior analysis to the traditional problems of social psychology.