26 A History of Professional Organizations
History of Psychology
Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
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Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition
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Pickren, W. E. and Fowler, R. D. 2012. A History of Professional Organizations. Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 1:26.
- Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
Among the scientific societies that proliferated across Europe and North America in the latter half of the 19th century were psychological societies and organizations. At the end of the first decade of the 21st century, there are well over 1,000 psychological associations, societies, or organizations. In this chapter, we provide a descriptive history of the development of organized psychology, beginning with international organizations, then moving to national, regional, and, finally, specialty organizations. We will not be exhaustive in our description; rather, we will attempt to be representative of the various types of psychological societies.
- psychological organizations;
- scientific societies;
- international psychology;
- international psychological societies;
- specialty psychology organizations;
- history of psychology