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APA Historical Database: Selected Entries

On January 14:

1847 — Johannes Orth was born. Orth was a founder of the Würzburg School, which stressed the obscure, "imageless" nature of thought and conscious processes.

1905 — Florence Rockwood Kluckholn was born. She is known for her contributions in the areas of culture and personality and for her writing about women's issues.

1982 — The Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory began publication under a new name, the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Richard M. Shiffrin was editor of the journal at the time.

1983 — The Nicholas Hobbs Laboratory of Human Development was dedicated at Vanderbilt University. Hobbs, an APA president (1966), founded the nation's first mental retardation training program, contributed research that stimulated Project Head Start, and founded programs for emotionally disturbed children in homelike residential centers.

Copyright © 1995, American Psychological Association. Web version by permission. Source: Street, W. R. (1994). A Chronology of Noteworthy Events in American Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. The American Psychological Association and Central Washington University have supported the development of the APA Historical Database.

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