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Welcome to the homepage of Division 18 of the IAAP !!

Welcome to the homepage of Division 18 of the IAAP !!

The Division of History of Applied Psychology (Division 18) is the new Division within IAAP.  Submitted by the professor Helio Carpintero with the support of a group of colleagues; and the project of creation of Division 18 has been accepted and approved by the Executive Committee of the IAAP during the International Congress in Melbourne, Australia (July 2010). Considered as neglected area by some pioneers in this area, the history of psychology has become an interesting field of expertise in psychology. During these last decades, important collections of reprinted classical works have been undertaken and also proceedings of early international congresses, the creation of a first rate institution dedicated to the specialty (the Archives of the History of Psychology at Akron, Ohio (USA), and the appearance of journals and associations fully oriented to the research in historical topics are quite a few indicators of the new sensibility of the psychologists toward their own past. Then, the history of psychology is so important that it shows us where we come from, and it allows us to write the past and to define our future. In this way, this Division is open to everyone related to psychology. People working in various fields of present day of psychological expertise may have something of interest to say. Also, the collaboration of other people fully dedicated to historical and archival research is welcome. Historical approaches could serve to reinforce the instituional identity of our Association, as well as that of specific lines of thought and intervention. The main aim of this Division is to promote studies of historical approaches and to help its members and other researchers to develop research and new knowledge, largely based on cooperative work and common interest of all members. The proof of the cake is in the eating. The proof of this new Division is in the sound and dynamic collaboration of its members, in how are we able to work together, to build and share knowledge and information together.


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