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Cheiron International Society for the History of Social and Behavioral Sciences Thirty-third Annual Meeting


June 21-24, 2001 ~ Indiana University ~ Bloomington, Indiana




Thursday, June 21


Noon – 06.00pm. REGISTRATION (Willkie Residential Center, North Building)


03.30pm – 05.00pm. (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)


SYMPOSIUM: Uncovering the Interpersonal Context of Sex Research: Revelations from the Kinsey Archives

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


Lynn Gorchov (Department of History, Johns Hopkins University), Alfred C. Kinsey and the American Association of Marriage Counselors: The Politics of Reform


Sarah E. Igo (Department of History, Princeton University), Human Subjects and Scientific Objects: Kinsey and His Correspondents


Henry L. Minton (University of Windsor, Department of Psychology), On the Thomas Painter Papers: An Invitation to Tell the Life Story of a Gay Activist


Discussant: John Bancroft (Director, Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University)


06.00pm – 09.00pm. (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)




Geoffrey Blowers (Department of Psychology, University of Hong Kong) and Serena Yang (Senior Honorary Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Hong Kong), The Doctor and the Aristocrat: Thought Crimes and Psychoanalysis in pre-World War II Japan


Dennis Bryson (Department of American Literature and Culture, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey), Reconstructing the Subject: Foundation Projects Aimed at Promoting the "Socialized" Subject


David Devonis (Department of Psychology, Graceland University), Donald G. Paterson vs. I-94: A Psychologist in the Path of Progress


Susan Lanzoni (History of Science Department, Harvard University), A Short Biography of Existence: Ludwig Binswanger’s Existential Anthropology


Bryan Maier (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), The Role of James McCosh in God’s Exile from Psychology


Petteri Pietikainen (University of Helsinki), Utopia, Ideology, and Psychoanalysis: Wilhelm Reich and Erich Fromm in Search of True Values


Tatsuya Sato (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan), Miki Takasuna (Tokyo Kokusai University, Tokyo, Japan), Yasuo Nishikawa (Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan), Yuzero Motora and His Educational Clinical Psychology in Japan


Tara Tayyabhkan (Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire), Attending to Trauma as Cultural Trope and Clinical Category: Positive Feedback Cycles Since 1980


Hendrika Vande Kemp (Fuller Theological Seminary), G. Stanley Hall’s Graduate Students in Religion: Their Later Careers


Naoko Wake (Department of History, Indiana University), World Peace vs. National Security: Harry Stack Sullivan during the Second World War


Raymond Wolfe (Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Geneseo), Notes on Prometheus Wired: Causes and Consequences of Dumbing Down





Friday, June 22


07.30am – 8:30am. BREAKFAST (Willkie Residential Center)


09.00am -10.30am. (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)


PAPER SESSION: Politics and Power in the Development of the Behavioral Sciences

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


Jeff Sklansky (Department of History, Oregon State University), The Psychological Reconception of Freedom and Democracy in the Gilded Age: William James and John Dewey


Erica Lilleleht (Department of Psychology, Seattle University), Progress and Power: Exploring the Disciplinary Connections between Moral Treatment and Psychiatric Rehabilitation


Johann Louw and Catherine O’Brien (Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa), The Political Origins of Forensic Psychology: Have They Been Neglected?


10.30am – 11.00am. BREAK/REFRESHMENTS


11.00am -12.30pm. (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)


PAPER SESSION: The Social Sciences’ Engagement with the Cold War, Modernization and Development Theories

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


Martha Casas (The University of Texas of the Permian Basin), The President’s Science Advisory Committee of 1962 and its Support of a Scientific Approach to Teaching and Learning


Nicole Sackley (Department of History, Princeton University), Culture before Economics: Sociology, Anthropology, and the Theorization of Third World Development, 1945-1965


Laura Suski (Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought, York University), Troubled Humanitarians: International Development After Slavery


12.30pm – 02.00pm.LUNCH (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)


02.00pm – 03.30pm. (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)




Jan Goldstein (Department of History, University of Chicago), Religious Vie Intérieure or Scientific Introspection: Ernest Renan at the Seminary


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


03.30 pm – 04.00pm. BREAK/REFRESHMENTS


04.00pm – 05.30pm. (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)


SYMPOSIUM: Universal Ambitions in a National Tradition? The French Human Sciences and Cultural Transfer at the Fin de Siècle

Chair: Raymond Fancher (Department of Psychology, York University)


Stéphanie Dupouy (Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne), Theories of Emotions: French Versions by Théodule Ribot and Georges Dumas


Fréderic Keck (Université de Lille III), Culture and Mentality: The Integration of German Kulturwissenschaften into French Positivism by L. Lévy-Bruhl


Andreas Westerwinter (Center for Advanced Studies Leipzig/Université de Paris IV - Sorbonne), Paris 1900: Negotiating Local Academic Politics in International Settings: The International Congresses of Philosophy and Psychology


Tudor Dining Hall, Indiana Memorial Union








James H. Capshew (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University), Honoring John Burnham’s Term as Editor of Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences


John Burnham (Department of History, Ohio State University), The History of the Psychiatric Couch Cartoon: A Summer Re-run


Saturday, June 23


07.30am – 08.30am. BREAKFAST (Willkie Residential Center)


09.00am – 10.45am. (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)


PAPER SESSION: A Modern Alchemy? Contributions of Chemistry, Exoticism, Antimodernism, and Consumerism to the Human Sciences

Chair: Alfred Fuchs (Department of Psychology, Bowdoin College)


Henning Schmidgen (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), Between Chemical Laboratory and Clinic: The Experimental Knowledge of Wilhelm Wundt, 1851-1856


John I. Brooks, III (Department of Government and History, Fayetteville State University), The Durkheimians and Religious Studies in France


Ian Nicholson (Department of Psychology, St. Thomas University), A "Character" in Constantinople: Gordon Allport, Personality and Antimodernism in American Psychology


Alexandra Rutherford (Department of Psychology, York University), B.F. Skinner’s Technology of American Life: From the Consumer Culture to the Counterculture, 1940s-1970s


10.45am – 11.00am. BREAK/REFRESHMENTS


11.00am – 12.30pm. (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)


PAPER SESSION: Conceptualizing Identity: Childhood, Adoption, and Human Relations

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


Adriana Silvia Benzaquén (Department of History, University of British Columbia), Buffon, Natural History, and the Scientific Study of Childhood


Ellen Herman (Department of History, University of Oregon), How Child Adoption Got a Psychology of Its Own


Laura Kim Lee, (University of California, Los Angeles), Sensitivity Training at the University of California, Los Angeles and TRW Systems Group, 1954-1970


12.30pm – 02.00pm. LUNCH (Eigenmann Residential Center Ambrosia Room)


02.00pm – 04.00pm. (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)


PAPER SESSION: Human Nature: Red in Tooth and Claw?

Chair/Discussant: Leila Zenderland (American Studies Department, California State University, Fullerton)


Neil Jumonville (Department of History, Florida State University), Determinism in Human Nature: From William Graham Sumner to Edward O. Wilson


Andrew Winston (Department of Psychology, University of Guelph), The Boas Conspiracy: The History of the Behavioral Sciences as Viewed From the Extreme Right


Nadine Weidman (History of Science Department, Harvard University), The Aggression Instinct: Human Nature, Science, Popularization and Liberal Politics in the 1960s


John P. Jackson (Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado), The Association for the Preservation of Freedom of Choice and the Political Uses of Racial Prejudice


04.00pm – 04.30pm. BREAK/REFRESHMENTS


04.30pm – 05.30pm. BUSINESS MEETING (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)


05.30pm – 06.30pm. BOOK AUCTION (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)



Hoagy Carmichael Tribute Cabaret & American Heartland Cook-Out

Performance by the Café Jazz Society


Sunday, June 24


07.30am – 08:30am. BREAKFAST (Willkie Residential Center)


09.00am – 10.30am. (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)


SYMPOSIUM: Hacking Through the "Psychic Jungle": An Expedition Report

Chair: Ellen Dwyer (Department of Criminal Justice, Indiana University)


Benjamin Harris (Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire), Psychology Magazines Between the World Wars: Social Mission! Intellectual Force! Profitability!


Karina Corradi, (Department of Psychology, DePaul University), Reading -- and Misreading -- the Modern Psychologist and Psychology: Health! Happiness! Success!


Nicole Barenbaum (Department of Psychology, University of the South), "Embryo Science," "Scientific Art," or Pseudoscience: Gordon Allport, A.A. Roback, and Graphology


10.30am --11:00 am.BREAK/REFRESHMENTS


11.00am – 12.30pm. (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)


SYMPOSIUM: Applications of Social Science to Rebuilding Civil Society

Chair: Michael Sokal (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)


Zsuzsanna Vajda (Szeged University, Hungary), Education, Democracy and Educational Sciences in Hungary


Ian Lubek (Department of Psychology, University of Guelph) and Mee Lian Wong (National University of Singapore), Past Genocide, Present Interventions: History, Personal Narratives, and Social Science Action Research in Cambodia


William R. Woodward (Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire), Intervention in Rwanda: A Critique of the Political Science Literature since 1990


Discussant: Wendy Lambourne (University of Sydney, Australia)


12.30pm. (Eigenmann Residential Center: Ambrosia Room)