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A timeline of psychology

This timeline marks most of our books and many other items of psychological interest (and a few other landmarks to let you know where you are). Two of our books (Creativity & the Mind and The Broken Brain) were published in the 1990s. When you start a book, refer back to this timeline to see where we are in the history of Psychology.

1856

Sigismund Schlomo Freud born

1860

Fechner's Elements of Psychology

US Civil War ends

1870

St. Olaf College founded
James' informal laboratory

1880

Ebbinghaus' On Memory

1890

James' Principles of Psychology

Freud & Brewer Studies in Hysteria

1900

Freud's Interpretation of Dreams







Freud lectures at Clark University

1910


Titanic sinks
Watson's Psychology as the Behaviorist views it



1920

Freud's Ego and the Id





Stock Market crash

1930






Skinner's Behavior of Organisms

1940






Tolman's Cognitive Maps in Rats and Men

1950


First use of Clorpromazine

Miller's Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two

Festinger's A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance

1960

Milgram's Behavioral Study of Obedience



Neisser's Cognitive Psychology

1970


Skinner's Beyond Freedom & Dignity


CAT scans of Schizophrenics

1980

Diagnostic & Statistical Manual III

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