20 School Psychology

History of Psychology

  1. Thomas K. Fagan PhD

Published Online: 26 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118133880.hop201022

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Fagan, T. K. 2012. School Psychology. Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 1:20.

Author Information

  1. University of Memphis, Department of Psychology, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2012


This history of school psychology is developed through two major chronological periods, the Hybrid Years and the Thoroughbred Years. For each period, specific subareas are discussed in an attempt to provide a comprehensive and integrated understanding of the field's progress to the present time. The historical discussion is preceded by a descriptive discussion of the field that represents its present status. Additional sources for researching the history of school psychology are identified at the end.


  • school psychology;
  • professional psychology;
  • psychology in the schools;
  • educational psychology