History of Abnormal Psychology -PSYC 334

  • Jan 1, 1492

    !4th Century Renaissance

    Salem Witch Trials
  • Philippe Pinel

    First mental patients from confinement were released by Philippe Pinel.
  • Phineas Gage

    Phineas Gage peirced brain with iron pole. His personality changed but intellect remained. Brain plays a role in personailty.
  • James Cattell

    "Mental Tests" coined beginning psychological assessment.
  • State Care Act

    State Care Act passed by New York State. Mentally ill patients were ordered out of poor-houses and into state hospitals for treatment. This created the first institution in the U.S. for psych research.
  • Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

    William Stern developed Intelligence Quotient (IQ) formula.
  • FIght or Flight Phenomenon

    Walter B. Cannon coined homeostasis and began reseach regarding fight or flight phenomenon.
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

    The American Psychiatric Association marked the beginning of modern mentl illness classification by publishing Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
  • Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)

    Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) was firsted used to treat schizophrenia.
  • Aaron Beck

    Aaron Black published a psychological model of depression.
  • Bipolar

    Discovery of Bipolar