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APA Historical Database: Selected Entries

On October 21:

1896 — Boris M. Teplov was born. Teplov's early work was in military psychology, studying the diverse subjects of camouflage and leadership. After World War II, he turned to the psychology of music, individual differences, and, most significantly, to the study of the properties of the central nervous system.

1913 — The National Vocational Guidance Association (NVGA) was organized at Grand Rapids, Michigan. Frank M. Leavitt of the University of Chicago chaired the organizing committee and was the first president of the association. The NVGA's constitution was approved during its second annual meeting, December 7-9, 1914, at Richmond, Virginia. In 1985, the NVGA became the National Career Development Association.

1926 — Nadine Lambert was born. Lambert's research in educational settings has produced understanding of hyperkinesis in children, techniques for the early identification of emotional disabilities in children, and primary prevention procedures in school settings. APA Distinguished Professional Contributions Award, 1986.

1958 — James G. March, Harold Guetzkow, and Herbert A. Simon's book Organizations was published. This book had been cited in over 950 other works by 1979 and was featured that year as a "citation classic" in the journal Current Contents.

1974 — The APA's Division 2 (Teaching of Psychology) first published its journal, Teaching of Psychology. Robert S. Daniel was the journal's editor.

1991 — A series of public lectures sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the APA began. The series, titled New Psychological Findings on the Mysteries of the Life Cycle: From Infancy to Maturity, honored the 100th anniversary of the APA. Speakers were Lewis Lipsitt, Jerome Kagan, John Conger, Amado Padilla, Daniel Levinson, Laura Brown, Anderson Dodd Smith, and Bernice Neugarten.

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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