1848
Phineas Gage suffers brain damage when
an iron pole pierces his frontal lobe. His
personality was changed but his int...
1859
Charles Darwin publishes the On the
Origin of Species, detailing his view of
evolution and expanding on the theory
of...
1879
Wilhelm Wundt founds the first
experimental Psychology lab in
Leipzig, Germany, marking the
moment Psychology is born.
1886
Sigmund Freud begins performing
therapy in Vienna, Austria.
1942
Jean Piaget publishes his research
into childhood cognitive
development.
1898
Edward Thorndike develops operant
conditioning theory.
1906
Ivan Pavlov trains a dog to salivate on
hearing the sound of a bell. Pavlov's
dog becomes the first example of
classi...
1935
Henry Murray develops and publishes
the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT).
1920
John Watson and Rosalie Raynor
publish the Little Albert experiments,
demonstrating that phobias can be
learned throu...
1967
Aaron Beck publishes a model of
depression that suggests thoughts
play a significant role. He is seen as
the founder ...
1936
Egas Moniz publishes his work on
frontal lobotomies as a treatment for
mental illness.
1938
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
is used on a human patient for
the first time.
1962
Albert Ellis publishes Reason and
Emotion in Psychotherapy, leading
to the development of rational
emotive behaviour ...
1952
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
of Mental Disorders (DSM) was
published by The American
Psychiatric Association...
1953
The Code of Ethics for Psychologists
is developed by the American
Psychological Association.
1963
Albert Bandura introduces the idea
of observational learning in the
development of behaviour.
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  1. 1. 1848 Phineas Gage suffers brain damage when an iron pole pierces his frontal lobe. His personality was changed but his intellect remained intact suggesting that an area of the brain in the frontal lobe plays a role in personality.
  2. 2. 1859 Charles Darwin publishes the On the Origin of Species, detailing his view of evolution and expanding on the theory of 'Survival of the Fittest’.
  3. 3. 1879 Wilhelm Wundt founds the first experimental Psychology lab in Leipzig, Germany, marking the moment Psychology is born.
  4. 4. 1886 Sigmund Freud begins performing therapy in Vienna, Austria.
  5. 5. 1942 Jean Piaget publishes his research into childhood cognitive development.
  6. 6. 1898 Edward Thorndike develops operant conditioning theory.
  7. 7. 1906 Ivan Pavlov trains a dog to salivate on hearing the sound of a bell. Pavlov's dog becomes the first example of classical conditioning.
  8. 8. 1935 Henry Murray develops and publishes the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT).
  9. 9. 1920 John Watson and Rosalie Raynor publish the Little Albert experiments, demonstrating that phobias can be learned through classical conditioning.
  10. 10. 1967 Aaron Beck publishes a model of depression that suggests thoughts play a significant role. He is seen as the founder of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
  11. 11. 1936 Egas Moniz publishes his work on frontal lobotomies as a treatment for mental illness.
  12. 12. 1938 Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is used on a human patient for the first time.
  13. 13. 1962 Albert Ellis publishes Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy, leading to the development of rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT).
  14. 14. 1952 The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) was published by The American Psychiatric Association marking the beginning of modern mental illness classification.
  15. 15. 1953 The Code of Ethics for Psychologists is developed by the American Psychological Association.
  16. 16. 1963 Albert Bandura introduces the idea of observational learning in the development of behaviour.

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