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




University of New Hampshire

Durham, New Hampshire, USA


June 19 - 22, 2003



Unless otherwise noted, all conference sessions will take place in the 1925 Room of the Elliott Alumni Center, 9 Edgewood Road.


Thursday, June 19


1:00 - 2:15 Paper Session: Shaping Psychology as the Nineteenth Century Passes to the Twentieth


David Robinson (Department of History, Truman State University) - Chair


Russell D. Kosits (Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire) - Naming the Object: The Struggle for a Nonsectarian Moral Psychology in American Colleges; 1754 - 1890


David Leary (University Professor, University of Richmond) - The Native Hue of Resolution: Shakespeare in the Life and Work of William James


Nancy K. Innis (Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario) - Body and Soul: The Psychology of William McDougall


2:15 - 2:45 Break with Refreshments


2:45 - 3:50 Paper Session: Humanistic Psychology


Ian Lubek (Department of Psychology, University of Guelph) - Chair


Robert Kugelmann (Department of Psychology, University of Dallas) - An Encounter between Psychology and Religion: Carl Rogers and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Nuns


Alan C. Tjeltveit (Department of Psychology, Muhlenberg College) - Variegated "Values": The Development in Psychology of "Value" as Term of Science, Ethics, Deconstruction, Autonomy, and Authenticity


Kenneth D. Feigenbaum (Department of Psychology, University of Maryland-University College) - The Influence of Spinoza and Maslow


3:50 - 4:05 Break with Refreshments


4:05 - 5:05 Symposium: Animal Behavior Research: Not Just Another Roadside Attraction


Wade Pickren (Association Historian and Director of Archives, American Psychological Association), Organizer and Chair


Donald A. Dewsbury (Department of Psychology, University of Florida) - Comparative Psychologists in Administration: Five Directors of the Yerkes Laboratories Grapple with Changing Times


Patrick Drumm (Department of Psychology, Ohio University-Lancaster) - Animal Behavior Enterprises: Applied Animal Psychology and the American Roadside


6:00 - 8:00 Reception and Poster Session [Smith Hall Living Room]


Ayumu Arakawa (Department of Psychology, Doshisha University) - Psychology on Feelings and Emotions: Its History in Japan


David D. Devonis (Department of Psychology, Graceland University) - Up for the Count: Fifty Years of Korzybski and Psychology


Dana Gennett and Ben Harris (Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire) - Albert Wiggam's Popular Psychology


Yasuo Nishikawa and Miki Takasuna ( Department of Human Development and Education, The University of the Air and Graduate School of Clinical Psychology, The Tokyo International University) - The History of the Japanese Psychological Association (JPA)


Wayne D. Norman (Department of Psychology, Redeemer University College) - Materialism and Fatalism not Leading to Atheism: Phrenology's Search for God


Cecilia Taiana (Department of Psychology, Carleton University) - Discourse Wars in the Disciplines of the Mind: The Leipzig-Buenos Aires Connection at the Turn of the Twentieth Century


Tatsuya Sato (Faculty of Letters, Ritsumeikan University) - Around 1903: Laboratory of Psychology, Motora and his Students, Shaping the Discipline of Psychology in Japan


6:30 - 7:30 Book Signing


During the reception, Thomas C. Dalton will be signing copies of Becoming John Dewey: Dilemmas of a Philosopher and Naturalist and Ian A. M. Nicholson will be signing copies of Inventing Personality: Gordon Allport and the Science of Selfhood.


8:00 - 10:00 History Film-Video Festival


Alexandra Rutherford (Department of Psychology, York University) - Chair


David B. Baker (Director, Archives of the History of American Psychology, University of Akron) - "So You Want to be a Psycologist[sic]" University of Iowa student film from the 1950s featuring Kenneth Spence and other Iowa faculty


Eugene Taylor (Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School) - "Mr. Psychology" on "Language and Thought Have Causes": Half-hour Segment from a Thirty Part Series on PBS TV from the 1950s, Starring Harvard Psychologist Edwin G. Boring Teaching Psychology on Television


Wade Pickren (Association Historian and Director of Archives, American Psychological Association) - "The 1939 APA Convention: First APA meeting on the West Coast" Have fun identifying the members who make predictions about the future of American psychology.


Friday, June 20


8:30 - 8:40 Welcome


Ben Harris (Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire) Host


Professor Marilyn Hoskin (Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, University of New Hampshire) - Greetings from the University


8:40 - 10:20 Paper Session: Anthropology


John S. Gilkeson (Department of American Studies, Arizona State University West) - Chair


Elizabeth Johnston (Department of Psychology, Sarah Lawrence College) - Bartlett's Integration of Cognitive and Social Psychologies?


Hans Pols (Unit for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney) - Disturbed and Normal Native Minds in the Colonies: Psychiatric Practice and Cultural Analysis in the Former Dutch East Indies


Todd Hartch (Department of History, Teikyo Post University) - Secular Missionaries and Missionary Scientists: The Summer Institute of Linguistics and Indigenista Anthropologists in Mexico


Jerry Sullivan (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University) - The Individual in Culture, or Cultures and Personalities Without Embarrassment


10:20 - 10:40 Break with Refreshments


10:40 - 12:05 Paper Session: Child Study and Social Work


Lawrence Friedman (Department of History, Indiana University) - Chair


Ellen Herman (Department of History, University of Oregon) - Why Does Authenticity Take So Much Work? The Origins of Therapeutic Approaches to Child Adoption in the United States


Ann Johnson (Department of Psychology, University of St. Thomas) - Florence Goodenough and Child Study in the 1930s: The Question of Mothers as Researchers


Douglas Slaybaugh (Department of History, Saint Michael's College) - From Social Empathy to Social Control: Frances Cochran and the Dilemmas of Social Work in Progressive Era America


12:05 - 1:30 Lunch


1:30 - 3:30 Book Session: Gordon Allport, Ian Nicholson's Inventing Personality


Nicole B. Barenbaum (Department of Psychology, University of the South), Organizer and Chair


Ian A. M. Nicholson (Department of Psychology, St. Thomas University) - Gordon Allport and the Politics of "Personality": Inventing Personality Overview


Raymond E. Fancher (Department of Psychology, York University) - Reminiscences of Allport


William McKinley Runyan (School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley) - Allport's Complex Relations with the "Human Sciences"


Nicole B. Barenbaum - "Shutting Our Eyes to the Values": Roback and Allport on Character and Personality


3:30 - 4:00 Break with Refreshments


4:00 - 5:00 Workshop: Race Science, Racism, and Historiography


Nadine Weidman (Department of the History of Science, Harvard University) and Andrew S. Winston (Department of Psychology, University of Guelph), Organizers


Confirmed Panelists:


Fran Cherry (Department of Psychology, Carleton University)


Raymond E. Fancher (Department of Psychology, York University)


Wade Pickren (Association Historian and Director of Archives, American Psychological Association)


6:15 Depart for Dinner at the "Muddy River Smokehouse"


Saturday, June 21


9:00 - 9:50 Book Session: New Scholarship on John Dewey's Contribution to Psychology: Thomas C. Dalton's Becoming John Dewey


David Leary (University Professor, University of Richmond), Organizer and Chair


David Leary - Introductory Comments: Dewey's Place in the History of Psychology


Thomas C. Dalton (Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University) - Comments by the Author: What I Attempted to Do


David F. Barone (Department of Psychology, Illinois State University) - Comments by a Dewey Scholar: Rediscovering John Dewey the Psychologist


9:50 - 10:20 Break with Refreshments


10:20 - 11:10 Concurrent Sessions:


Paper Session: Personality and Sexuality


Jennifer Selwyn (Department of History, University of New Hampshire) - Chair


Rebecca L. Davis (Department of History, Yale University) - Personality Testing, Protestants, and the Science of Heterosexual Marriage, 1935 - 1957


Peter Hegarty (Department of Psychology, University of Surrey) - Interpreting the Rorschach Test: Poststructuralist Histories of Psychology and the Production of Knowledge about Sexuality


Paper Session: Psychology and Its Boundaries


Ingrid Farreras (Department of Psychology, Hood College) - Chair


Jim Capshew (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University) - In Search of the "Psychological Century"


Michael Root (Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire) - Boundary-work in American Psychology: Three Interdisciplinary Movements


11:10 - 11:30 Break with Refreshments


11:30 - 12:20 Concurrent Sessions:


Paper Session: Sifting for Evidence


Hans Pols (Unit for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney) - Chair


Pete N. Economou (York University) - Schizophrenia: The Recency Hypothesis Revisited Through The Old Bailey Session Papers


Paper Session: Vicissitudes of Behaviorism


Nadine Weidman (Department of the History of Science, Harvard University) - Chair


Edward Morris, Junelyn F. Lazo and Nathaniel G. Smith (Department of Human Development and Family Life, University of Kansas) - Cumulative Records in the History of Psychology: An Case Study in Historiographic Method


Alexandra Rutherford (Department of Psychology, York University) - The Social Control of Behavior Control: Behavior Modification and the U.S. Government


12:20 - 1:40 Lunch


1:40 - 3:10 Keynote Address


Jan Golinski (Department of History, University of New Hampshire) - Chair


Trudy Dehue (Psychology Section, Faculty of Psychological, Pedagogical, and Sociological Science, University of Groningen) - When History-Writing Becomes Part of Politics


3:10 - 3:40 Break with Refreshments


3:40 - 4:55 Paper Session: Communication and Society


Stephen Berger (School of Human Services, Springfield College) - Chair


Joseph Galbo (Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick, Saint John) - From The Lonely Crowd to The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism and Beyond: Discursive Shifts in Liberal Narratives


Leila Zenderland (Department of American Studies, California State University, Fullerton) - Anti-Eugenic Arguments and Propaganda Consciousness: The Writings of Walter Lippmann and Abraham Myerson


Jefferson Pooley (Columbia University) - The New Critical History of Communication Study: A Survey and Analysis


4:55 - 5:10 Break with Refreshments


5:10 - 6:10 Business Meeting


7:00 Reception with cash bar


7:30 Annual Cheiron Banquet


Sunday, June 22


9:25 - 10:15 Paper Session: Shaping Behaviorism


Elizabeth Scarborough (Dean Emerita, Indiana University, South Bend) - Chair


David O. Clark (Department of Psychology, York University) - Stevenson Smith: A Neglected Pioneer of Behaviorism


John Greenwood (Department of Philosophy, City University of New York) - Darwinian Theory and Early American Psychology


10:15 - 10:45 Break with Refreshments


10:45 - 12:00 Paper Session: Investigating Personality


Geoffrey H. Blowers (Department of Psychology, University of Hong Kong) - Chair


Bill Woodward and Bing Shang (Department of PsychologyUniversity of New Hampshire) - The Blossoming of Culturally-Relevant Personality Assessment in China since the 1930's


Dennis R. Bryson (Department of American Literature and Culture, Bilkent University) - Toward a Genealogy of 'Personality': The Role of Rockefeller Philanthropy in Investigating Personality


James Good (Centre for the History of the Human Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Durham) - The Singular Case of William Stephenson: A Reappraisal of the Place of Intensive Design in the History of the Human Sciences


12:00 Lunch