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1892 — Norma Estelle Cutts was born. Cutts was a leader in special education and school psychology, devoting her professional life to the improvement of services to children in the schools. She wrote Practical School Discipline and Mental Hygiene in 1941, several guides for parents in the 1950s, and resource books on disorderly students (1957) and individual differences in students (1960).

1904 — Edmund C. Sanford, C. Lloyd Morgan, and Mary W. Calkins addressed the Section on Comparative and Genetic Psychology of the International Congress of Arts and Sciences at the St. Louis World's Fair. Brief papers were also presented by Clarence L. Herrick, John B. Watson, and William Harper Davis.

1953 — The proceedings of the first Nebraska Symposium on Motivation were published. The name of the first meeting was Current Theory and Research on Motivation: A Symposium. The name was changed to the current one in 1954.

1959 — Elliot Aronson and Judson Mills's article "Effect of Severity of Initiation on Liking for a Group" was published in the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology.

1969 — The antidepressant drug Sinequan (doxepin; Pfizer) was approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Doxepin is a tricyclic antidepressant, possibly operating by inhibiting reuptake of the transmitter substances norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. Adapin (Pennwalt) is another trade name for doxepin and was approved on January 31, 1972.

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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