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School of Arts and Sciences. Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences



  • Existence: 2002-


Psychology was taught from the beginning of the university in 1876 and was originally subordinate to the Department of Philosophy. In 1888, the psychology program was discontinued. It was reinstated in 1903 and combined with philosophy to become the Department of Philosophy and Psychology. In 1908, this department expanded to include Education and became known as the Department of Philosophy, Psychology, and Education. In 1915, the three faculties split and formed their own departments. In 2002, the department changed its name from the Department of Psychology and became the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Dr. Susan Courtney became chair of the department in 2014.

Source: Department of Psychology records finding aid (RG.04.160) Source: Johns Hopkins University campus directories Source: Johns Hopkins University circulars

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Department of Psychology records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-04-160
Scope and Contents The records of the Department of Psychology of the Johns Hopkins University cover the period 1957 to 1985, with the bulk of the material having been generated 1957-1979. The records are divided into six series: (1) Correspondence, much of it Chairman William D. Garvey's, 1972-1981; (2) Faculty meeting minutes, agendas and notices, 1957-1980; (3) Graduate student materials, 1969-1975; (4) Extra-University organizations, 1972-1979; (5) G. Stanley Hall Centennial Conference, 1979-1985; and (6)...
Dates: 1957-1985