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March 27th, 2014 at 8pm

Speaker
Russ Kostis

Title
The downfall of psychology at Yale, 1899-1909

Abstract
In the first decade of the twentieth century, psychology at Yale University underwent a dramatic—and traumatic—transformation. At the beginning of the century, Yale was one of the leading centers of psychological inquiry in North America. By the end of the decade psychology at Yale had been reduced to a relatively minor force in American psychology. This paper is one in a series on what contemporaries called, "the catastrophic Yale psychology department debacle,” or — more simply — “the downfall of psychology at Yale."

Bio
Russ Kosits is an associate professor of psychology at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, ON with research interests in the secularization of American psychology and other areas.

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