Becomes the first American to earn a Ph.D. in psychology. Hall eventually founds the American Psychological Association.
Founds the first experimental psychology lab in Leipzig, Germany. The event is considered the starting point of psychology as a separate science.
1881 --Wundt forms the professional journal Philosophische Studien (Philosophical Studies)
G. Stanley Hall
Opens the first experimental psychology lab in the United States at John Hopkins University.
Published his famous Über das Gedächtnis ("On Memory"), which was later translated to English as Memory. A Contribution to Experimental Psychology. In the work, he describes his learning and memory experiments that he conducted on himself.
Begins providing therapy to patients in Vienna, Austria.
James McKeen Cattell
Becomes the first professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
James McKeen Cattell
Publishes Mental Tests and Measurements, marking the beginning of the practice of psychological assessment.
G. Stanley Hall
Forms the American Psychological Association (APA), which initially has just 42 members.
Margaret Floy Washburn
Completes her training under Tichener
Forms the first psychology lab devoted to psychodiagnosis.
Develops the Law of Effect.
Publishes Interpretation of Dreams.
The British Psychological Society
Is formed on this date.
Mary Whiton Calkins
Is elected the first woman president of the American Psychological Association.
Publishes his findings on classical conditioning.
Publishes The Psychology of Dementia Praecox.
Publishes Animal Intelligence. The article leads to the development of the theory of operant conditioning.
Begins to depart from Freudian views and develops his own theories, which are eventually known as analytical psychology.
John B. Watson
Publishes Psychology as the Behaviorist Views It. The work helped establish behaviorism, which viewed human behavior arising from conditioned responses.
Publishes work on repression.
Then president of the APA, Robert Yerkes writes the Alpha and Beta Tests for the Army to test intelligence.
John B. Warson
Publishes Psychology, From the Standpoint of a Behaviorist.
John B. Watson and Rosalie Rayner
Publish research the classical conditioning of fear with their subject, Little Albert.
Gestal Psychology is brought to America with the publication of Wolfgang Kohler’s Perception: An Introduction to the Gestalt Theory.
Becomes the foremost cognitive theorist with the publication of his work The Moral Judgment of Children.
Publishes the Thematic Appreception Test (TAT).
Developed client-centered therapy and publishes Counseling and Psychotherapy. His approach encourages respect and positive regard for patients.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is published.
Publishes Motivation and Personality, describing his theory of a hierarchy of needs. He also helps found humanistic psychology.
Publishes The Nature of Love, which describe his experiments with rhesus monkey's on the importance of attachment and love.
Conducts his now famous Bobo doll experiment.
First describes the concept of observational learning to explain personality development.
Publishes Obedience to Authority, which presented the findings of his famous obedience experiments.
The DSM-III is published.
Publishes On Nature, Use and Acquisition of Language.
Publishes an article in Science introducing his theory of how children acquire language, which he later details further in his book The Language Instinct.
The DSM-IV is published.
Genetic researchers finish mapping human genes. Scientists hope to one day isolate the individual genes responsible for different diseases.
Publishes The Blank Slate, arguing against the concept of tabula rasa.
Published A History of Modern Experimental Psychology
The draft of DSM-5 by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) was distributed for comment and critique.
10-year BRAIN Initiative
2013 - On April 2 U.S. President Barack Obama announced the 10-year BRAIN Initiative to map the activity of every neuron in the human brain.
The DSM-5 was published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).