The goal of this Journey2Psychology project has been to capture conversations with influential Psychologists -- those who have contributed scholarship, ideas, and activities that have helped to develop the field as it currently stands. From that perspective Dr. Michael Shermer, Founder of Skeptic magazine, is both ideal and curious as an important part of this … Continue reading Dr. Michael Shermer Brings Science to the People
With increasing frequency I've been speaking with amazing scholars about their lives, their journey's to Psychology, and the contributions that they've made to this discipline. I've now traveled 27,000 mi/43,000 km from New Jersey to Boston, from Boston to Montreal, from Montreal to Toronto, from Toronto to Ohio, from Ohio to Wisconsin and Iowa, through … Continue reading Psychology now and then
Dr. Albert Bandura has been one of the foremost influential thinkers and researchers in Psychology since his career began in the mid-1950's. His work with Social Learning Theory, Social Cognitive Theory, Self-Efficacy, and the related clinical applications with Guided Mastery have been seminal to our understanding of everything from how people learn, to the Psychology … Continue reading The Legend of Dr. Albert Bandura
Dr. Laura Carstensen is an award-winning scientist at Stanford University who has spent her life's work on one of the defining issues of our era: older adulthood and developmental psychology in the second half of life. Even a cursory glance at population demographics will show the global increase in longevity and the growing size of our … Continue reading Dr. Laura Carstensen Across Time and Space
(Featured image is Dr. Bower at his home. Below are some of the trees that populate the campus of Stanford University. The title of this post refers to Dr. Bower's height, his prominent position among many influential psychologists, and his career in northern California, home to the Giant Redwoods -- the tallest trees in … Continue reading Dr. Gordon Bower Among Giants
Dr. Doug Hintzman is an emeritus professor at the University of Oregon and a critical scholar who developed ideas and research that fueled our understanding of cognitive processes over the past 40 years. I would include him as a prominent figure of the cognitive revolution (the field shifting movement that rebirthed the use of cognitive … Continue reading Multiple Traces of Dr. Doug Hintzman
Dr. Gordon C. Nagayama Hall is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon who has been influential in promoting greater diversity and inclusiveness in Psychology. He has also produced a long-standing research program on sexual aggressiveness and predictors of recidivism for those involved crimes of sexual assault and aggression. You might wonder: how … Continue reading Embracing Diversity with Dr. Gordon C. Nagayama Hall
From sea to shining sea: we have now driven well over 6000 mi/10,000 km on our meandering Journey to Psychology and have reached the beautiful city of Seattle. Our route has taken us through major metropolitan areas in Boston, Toronto, Montreal, and Chicago, and through small towns in Wisconsin, Ohio, New Hampshire, the Dakotas, Wyoming, … Continue reading Side note: Northwest Passage!