cherion logo

Cheiron: The international society for the history of behavioral & social sciences



International Society for the History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences


June 10-13, 1999, Carleton University, Ottawa


Preliminary Program


All Sessions will be held in the Loeb Building 264, unless otherwise indicated


Thursday, June 10


Ongoing Registration - Residence Commons, Main Foyer


12:30- 3:00 Symposium I: Laboratories and Their Spread on Two Continents

Chair: Edward J. Haupt (Department of Psychology, Montclair State University)


Edward J. Haupt (Department of Psychology, Montclair State University)

Evidence from Catalogs of Two Separate Strains of Laboratories in Germany


David K. Robinson (Department of History, Truman State University)

Psychological Laboratories at Moscow State University, 1889-1914


C. Douglas Creelman (Department of Psychology, University of Toronto)

Founding of the University of Toronto Psychology Laboratories


Antonio Marino Ferreri (Department of the History of Science, University of Rome)

Sante De Sanctis and the Contributions of the Psychology Laboratory in Rome, 1907-1933


Discussant: Robert Rieber (Department of Psychology, John Jay College of the City of New York)


3:00 - 3:30 Refreshments - Loeb Building, 2nd Floor Foyer


3:30 - 5:00 Paper Session I: Anthropologies of American Life and American Anthropologies

Chair: Marlene Shore (Department of History, York University)


Sarah Igo (Department of History, Princeton University)

New Objects: Middletown’s Anthropology of American Life


John Shank Gilkeson (American Studies Department, Arizona State University West)‘A Confession of Faith’: Clyde Kluckhohn and Psychoanalysis


Hilary Lapsley (Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Waikato) Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict: A Case Study of Collaborative Friendship Between Women in the Social Sciences


6:30 - 9:00 Reception/Dinner - 2017 Dunton Tower (Lounge)


9:30- Social Hours


Friday, June 11


7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast - Residence Commons Dining Center


8:30 - 10:30 Paper Session II: Reconsidering the Psychology of Race and Prejudice

Chair: Franz Samelson (Department of Psychology, Kansas State University)


Kathy J. Cooke and David A. Valone (Department of History, Quinnipiac College)

‘Race Betterment’ as Social Science: Demography and Eugenic Ideology in the Progressive Era


John P. Jackson (Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado)

The Last Polygenesis Debate: The Reception of Carleton Coon’s Origin of the Races


Andrew S. Winston (Department of Psychology, University of Guelph)

Saving Civilization: Herbert Sanborn, the ‘International Jewish Conspiracy’, and the Psychology of Race


Jay Garcia (Department of American Studies, Yale University)

Richard Wright, Benjamin Karpman, and the Psychologization of Race, 1942-1945


10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments - Loeb Building, 2nd Floor Foyer


11:00 - 12:30 Paper Session III: From Gender Performance to Sexual Science

Chair: Betty Bayer (Department of Psychology, Hobart and William Smith College)


Pauline Phipps (Department of History, Carleton University)

Desire, Gender and Performance: An Analysis of the Writing of Eliza Lynn Linton


Henry L. Minton (Department of Psychology, University of Windsor)

Talking Back: Lesbian Voices and Medical Authority in the 1930s


Jane Gerhard (Department of American Civilization, Brown University)

Sexology’s Postwar Challenge: Kinsey, Masters and Johnson and the Modernization of Female Sexuality


12:30 - 1:45 Lunch - Loeb Building, 2nd Floor Foyer


2:00 - 3:30 Keynote Address:

Chair: Ben Harris (Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Parkside)


Mari Jo Buhle (Department of American Civilization, Brown University)

Sexuality/Gender Controversies: Feminism and Psychoanalysis in Historical Perspective


3:30 - 4:00 Refreshments - Loeb Foyer


4:00 - 5:30 Poster Session - Loeb Building, 2nd Floor Foyer

Convenor: Patrick Drumm (Department of Psychology, Ohio University)


Wade E. Pickren (American Psychological Association)

The Archives of the American Psychological Association


Sylvia T. Wargon (Statistics Canada)

History of Demography in Canada and Related Research


Rory O’Brien McElwee, Frederick B. Rowe, Richard D. Barnes, Susan B. Strait & Elaine Bauer-McNee (Department of Psychology, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College)

Mental Testing Instruments in the Early 20th Century


Floyd Rudmin (Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø)

Double-Cross Cultural Psychology: Psychological Measurement and Tasmanian Genocide


Horace ‘Ace’ Marchant, Brian Fegreus, Keir Lococo & Karen Schneider (Department of Psychology, Westfield State College)

Terman’s Test


Arthur Schulman (Department of Psychology, University of Virginia)

The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Methods, 1904-1920


William R. Woodward (Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire)

Rwandan Ethnopolitical Violence: Dilemmas of Social Science Intervention


Tara R. Tayyabkhan (Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire)

Whose Test? The Rorschach Inkblot Test’s Early American Proponents


6:00 - 7:30 Dinner - Residence Commons Dining Center


7:30 - 9:00 Film Session: Advocating Tolerance - St. Patrick’s Building,100

Chair: Fran Cherry (Department of Psychology, Carleton University)


Screening and discussion of three short films made between 1941 and 1947:.

Tolerance, The Brotherhood of Man, and The World We Want to Live In


Saturday, June 12

7:00 - 8:15 Breakfast - Residence Commons Dining Center


8:30 - 10:30 Paper Session IV: Psychology’s Shifting Frontiers: Centers and Margins

Chair: Mike Sokal (National Science Foundation, Science and Technology Studies and Department of Humanities and Arts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute)


Cheri A. Budzynski (Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University)

Falling from Heaven: Lamarck’s Theory of the Organization of the Mind and the Changing Nature of Humans


Paul Jerome Croce (Department of American Studies, Stetson University)

Science, Religion, and Convictions: William James from Crisis to Construction


Catherine Kerr (Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University)

Animal Consciousness: The Changing Relation of Body and Mind in the ‘Fight or Flight’ Mechanism in William James, Walter Cannon and Herbert Benson


Ian A.M. Nicholson (Department of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island)

‘Uneasy About the Company I’m Keeping’: Abraham Maslow & Academic Life on Psychology’s ‘Farther Reaches’


10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments - Loeb Foyer


11:00 - 12:30 Paper Session V: The Ordinary and the Extraordinary in Child Development and Parent Education

Chair: Kathleen Jones (Department of History, Virginia Tech)


Adriana Silvia Benzaquen (Department of Social and Political Thought, York University)

Kamala of Midnapore and Arnold Gesell’s Wolf Child and Human Child: Reconciling the Extraordinary and the Normal


Katharine S. Milar (Department of Psychology, Earlham College)

African American Child Study and Parent Education, 1925-1934


Carla Keirns (Department of the History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania)

Parentectomy: Mind and Body in the Treatment of Pediatric Asthma Patients, 1930-1970


12:30 - 1:30 Lunch - Loeb Foyer


1:30 - 2:30 Paper Session VI: German Therapeutic Communities at Moments of Crisis

Chair: Neil McLaughlin (Department of Sociology, McMaster University)


James E. Goggin (Private Practice and Department of Psychology, Texas Technical University)

Psychoanalysis Within the Goering Institute During the Third Reich: The Continuity to Discontinuity Spectrum


Christine Leuenberger (Department of Sociology, Cornell University)

The Berlin Wall on the Therapists’ Couch: A Study of the Psychotherapeutic Community in Transition


2:30 - 3:00 Refreshments - Loeb Foyer


3: 00 - 4:30 Book Session: Identity’s Architect: A Biography of Erik H. Erikson

Chair: TBA


Lawrence Friedman (Department of History, Indiana University)


Ben Harris (Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Parkside)


Mari Jo Buhle (Department of American Civilization, Brown University)


Sue Bloland (Co-Director, Center for the Study of Mid-Life Development, and Faculty of the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis)


Comments by Lawrence Friedman


4:30 - 6:00 Business Meeting - Loeb 264


6:30 - 7:00 Reception


7:00 - 9:30 and Banquet - Faculty Club, Unicentre 4th Floor


Sunday, June 13

7:00 - 8:15 Breakfast - Residence Commons Dining Center


8:30 - 10:30 Paper Session VII: The Social Meets the Experimental in the History of American Psychology

Chair: Laurel Furumoto (Department of Psychology, Wellesley College)


Gary L. Hardcastle (Department of Philosophy and Program in Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech)

The Cult of Experiment: The Psychological Round Table, 1936-1941


David F. Barone (Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University)

The Establishment of Experimental Social Psychology Without Social Interaction


Sam Parkovnick (Department of Psychology, Dawson College)

Steuart Henderson Britt’s 1937 Proposal to Unify Social Psychology


Pieter J. van Strien (Department of the Theory and History of Psychology, University of Groningen)

The Prediction Paradigm vs. the Encounter Paradigm: David van Lennep: A Case in the Americanization of Personnel Selection


10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments - Loeb Foyer


11:00 - 12:30 Paper Session VIII: Social Science and the Public Sphere: From the Civil War Through the Cold War

Chair: John Carson (Department of History, University of Michigan)


James E. Block (Department of Political Science, De Paul University)

Channeled ‘Freedom’ and Laissez-Faire Mythology: The Protestant Foundations of Post-Bellum American Liberal Economics


Leila Zenderland (Department of American Studies, California State University at Fullerton)

Christian Eugenics


Jamie Cohen-Cole (Program in the History of Science, Princeton University)

Thinking about Thinking During the Cold War: Establishing the Opposition of Rationality and Politics


12:30 - 2:00 Lunch - Residence Commons Dining Center