Edition 12

Nathalie L. Chernoff on career opportunities in the history of psychology

Elizabeth Valentine profiles three women at the forefront of the development of the discipline

What role did women play in the early days of psychology in Britain? Did they conform to the female stereotype of ‘caring’ practitioners rather than to the male stereotype of unemotional...

Daniel N. Robinson on the 150th anniversary of a text that many consider to be the first in experimental psychology

Fechner’s attempt to place psychology on the firm foundations of experimental science was undertaken in a sceptical intellectual atmosphere still philosophically dominated by post-Kantian thought...

Geoff Bunn introduces a special issue marking the 150th Anniversary of Gustav Fechner’s Elements of Psychophysics

Considered by some psychologists to be the ‘founding father’ of experimental psychology, Gustav Fechner (1801–1887) was, to some extent, an uncompromisingly hard-nosed materialist. Yet there was...

Sinéad Rhodes on ADHD in the news

Nuggets from the Society's Research Digest (see http://www.researchdigest.org.uk/blog)

spending review; Alzheimer’s; magic and autism; graduate employment; tasty morsels from the Research Digest; and Sinéad Rhodes on ADHD in the news

Professor of Psychology at York University, Canada, and blogger on the history of psychology

ncluding William James; Gustav Fechner; occupational debate; gender and more

Alan Costall engages in some presentist futurology