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See the article History of psychology for a general acount This is the place for more specific accounts of the history of psychology in particular areas of interest.

The development in any particular country should be found in that countries entry under world psychology

General articles on the history of psychology

  • General history of psychology

Historical events by year on a timeline of each century

The significant events in psychology are collected into an article for each year and are indexed by century

Category:19th century

Category:20th century

Category:21st century


  • History of psychology in the 17th Century
  • History of psychology in the 18th Century
  • History of psychology in the 19th Century
  • History of psychology in the 20th Century
  • History of psychology in the 21st Century
  • History of psychology in the ancient world
  • History of psychology in the medieval world
  • History of psychology in the renaissance world


This is the place for more general accounts of the history of psychology and its areas of interest.

The development in any particular country should be found in that countries entry under world psychology

History within specialist areas of psychology

  • History of biological psychology
  • History of experimental psychology
  • History of educational psychology
  • History of the psychological study of language
  • History of organizational & industrial psychology
  • History of social psychology
  • History of transpersonal psychology


  • History of psychology theory
  • History of analytic philosophy
  • History of associationism
  • History of critical theory
  • History of empiricism
  • History of epistemology
  • History of ethics
  • History of existentialism
  • History of hermeneutics
  • History of idealism
  • History of logic
  • History of marxism
  • History of materialism
  • History of mechanism
  • History of metaphysics
  • History of phenomenology
  • History of philosophy of language
  • History of philosophy of mind
  • History of philosophy of science
  • History of postmodernism
  • History of pragmatism
  • History of rationalism
  • History of realism

History of psychology by country

History of other aspects of psychology

Other history of interest

See also

Key texts - Books

  • Boeree, George History of Psychology (ebook)Full text
  • Herrnstein, R.J. & Boring, E.G. (1965). (Eds.), A Source Book in the History of Psychology, Harvard ISBN 0-674-82410-5
  • Hilgard, E.R. (1987). Psychology in America: A historical survey. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
  • Murchison, C. (1930). (Ed.) History of Psychology in Autobiography
  • Sheehy, N., Chapman, A. J., & Conroy, W. (1997). Biographical dictionary of psychology. New York: Routledge Press
  • Shultz, Duane; Shultz, Sydney Ellen (2004). A History of Modern Psychology (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning.supported by unofficial website
  • Wozniak, Robert H. "Mind and Body: Rene Déscartes to William James"

Bryn Mawr College, Serendip 1995. Originally published in 1992 at Bethesda, MD & Washington, DC by the National Library of Medicine and the American Psychological Association.Full text

Key texts - Papers

External links

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