Cheiron, the International Society for the History of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, met at Mississippi State June 22-25

Cheiron, the International Society for the History of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, met at Mississippi State June 22-25

The Conference Program Was as Follows:


Cheiron: International Society for the History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences49th Annual MeetingMississippi State University (Starkville, MS)June 22-25, 2017

Local Hosts:   Courtney Thompson, assisted by Alexandra Hui and Alan MarcusMississippi State University

Program Chair:  Jacy L. Young

Thursday June 22

1:00-2:30 Paper Session: Mental Health and Adjustment (Mitchell Memorial Library Auditorium)  Chair: Nancy DigdonJennifer BazarClaimed by the War: The Loss of New York’s Psychopathic Laboratory

Alan C. TjeltveitInterpreting the Boulder Conference: The Development of Normative Visions of the Science–Practice Relationship in Clinical Psychology

Jonathan MacDonaldReel Guidance: Midcentury Classroom Films and Adolescent Adjustment

2:30-3:30 Break and Poster Session (John Grisham Room)Posters:  Riviane Borghesi Bravo and Raquel Martins de AssisThe Formation of Personality and the Construction of Character: The Appropriation of Lazursky´s Work in Brazil

David DevonisThe Evolution of the Concept of Tolerance in US Psychology, 1900-1950 and Beyond3:30-5:00 Paper Session: Philosophy and Faith (Mitchell Memorial Library Auditorium)Chair: Jennifer BazarNancy DigdonAmerican Mental Philosopher, Joseph Haven’s Natural Science of Psychology and Phenomena of Will

Robert KugelmannPragmatism and Thomism:  The Personal and Professional Relationship between Adolf Meyer and Thomas Verner Moore

Elissa Rodkey and Krista RodkeyFamily, Friends, and Faith-Communities: Intellectual Community and the Benefits of Unofficial Networks for Marginalized Scientists

5:30-9:00 Reception at Alan Marcus’  Friday June 23

7:30-8:30 Breakfast (John Grisham Room)

8:30-8:45 Welcome from Local Host, Courtney Thompson (Mitchell Memorial Library Auditorium)

8:45-10:15 Paper Session 1: Contemporary Issues in Social Science (Mitchell Memorial Library Auditorium)Chair: Elissa RodkeyStephanie PacheViolence as Health Issue: A Political History (United States, 1980-2010)

Jill MorawskiOn Replication: Is the Current “Crisis” Repeating the Past?

Jacy L. Young and Peter HegartySexual Harassment and the Sexual Politics of Experimental Social Psychology

10:15-10:30 BREAK (John Grisham Room)

10:30-12:00 CONCURRENT SESSIONSPaper Session 1: Heads, Brains, and Minds (Mitchell Memorial Library Auditorium)Chair: Barbara SternErica LillelehtButting Heads? Gendering the Theories and Practices of American Phrenology

Tabea CornelLeft-Handed Complements: Forging Connections between Handedness, Speech Ability, and Brain Asymmetry around 1900

Shayna Fox LeePsychology’s Own Mindfulness: Ellen Langer, the Rise of Scientific Interest in Meditation, and the Social Politics of Researching ‘Active Noticing’

Paper Session 2: Social Science (Grisham Room)Chair: Cathy FayeLawrence T. NicholsLouisa Catherine Pinkham: Integrating Psychological Therapies with Sociological Practice

Lauren KapsalakisA Community Test-Tube of American Civilization: Burt and Ethel Aginskys’ Social Science Field Laboratory (1939-1947)

Leila ZenderlandProducing Transnational Social Science in a Segregated City: Studying “Race and Culture” at Fisk

12:00-12:30 Cheiron Book Prize (Mitchell Memorial Library Auditorium)  Chair: Jerry Sullivan  Susanna Blumenthal, Law and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture

12:30-1:15 Lunch (Grisham Room)

1:15-2:30 Elizabeth Scarborough Lecture (Mitchell Memorial Library Auditorium)  Chair: Jacy L. Young  Katherine Crawford, Vanderbilt University  Towards an Ethics of Sexual Citizenship

2:30-2:45 BREAK (John Grisham Room)

2:45-4:30 Symposium: One Tree with Two Trunks: The Intertwining Histories of Criminology and Psychology (Mitchell Memorial Library Auditorium)Organizer: Phyllis WentworthChair: David Devonis

Courtney ThompsonThe Profile Which Speaks: From the Anatomical to the Psychological in the History of Criminology

David DevonisSources of Eclecticism in Prison Reform: Angie Lillian Kellogg’s Reviews of the Literature Regarding Crime, Punishment, and Prisons in the Psychological Bulletin, 1914-1920

Phyllis WentworthCriminology and Psychology in the mid-1960s: The Case of the Draper Project

Discussant: David Devonis

4:30-4:45  BREAK (McCool 111 Anteway)

4:45-6:15 Paper Session: Philosophical, Theoretical, and Critical Perspectives (McCool 111)

Chair: Shayna Fox LeeMichael R.W. Dawson, Cor Baerveldt, and Evan ShillabeerTraining Generalist Scientists: Joseph R. Royce, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, and Their Plan for the Core Seminar of a Theoretical Psychology Center

Saulo de Freitas AraujoThe Relevance of the History of Psychology to Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology

Chetan SinhaThe Politics of Indigenous Psychology in India: Critical Perspective

6:15-6:30 BREAK (Anteway of McCool 111)

6:30-7:30 Cheiron Film Night (McCool 111)Cathy Faye, Lizette Royer Barton, and Jodi KearnsThe IQ Zoo

Saturday June 24

7:30-8:30 Breakfast (Anteway of McCool 111)

8:30-10:30 Paper Session: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality (McCool 111)Chair: Phyllis WentworthJosé María GondraO.H. Mowrer’s First Research Project: The Missouri “Sex Questionnaire”

Rémy AmourouxWas the French Psychoanalyst Marie Bonaparte (1882-1962) a Freudian Orthodox?

Rodrigo Lopes Miranda, Ana Maria Del Grossi Ferreira Mota, and Robson Batista Dias“Adjustment Problems” and “Mental Health” in the Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicotécnica (1949-1968): A Case Study on Homosexuality

James WalkupAIDS, Psychotherapy, and Struggles Over the “Gay Mind”

10:30-10:45 BREAK (Anteway of McCool 111)

10:45-11:45 Business Meeting (McCool 111)

11:50  CHEIRON TRIPMississippi Delta Excursion with Lunch on the RoadIncluding stops at: Museum of the Mississippi Delta in Greenwood, the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, the Crossroads Art and Cultural Center, the Hopson Plantation and Commissary, and the Ground Zero Blues Club

6:45  Banquet

Sunday June 25

8:00-9:00 Breakfast (Anteway of McCool 111)

9:00-10:30 Roundtable: The View from Mississippi: Diversity in Research and Activism in the Social Sciences (McCool 111)Organizer and Moderator: Courtney Thompson, Assistant Professor, HistoryRachel Allison, Assistant Professor, SociologyCarolyn Holmes, Assistant Professor, Political Science and Public AdministrationKimberly Kelly, Director, Gender Studies; Associate Professor, SociologyNicole Rader, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Associate Professor, Sociology

10:30-10:45 BREAK (Anteway of McCool 111)

10:45-12:15 Paper Session: 19th and Early 20th Century Psychology (McCool 111)  Chair: Larry Stern

William R. WoodwardWhat Lotze meant to American Psychology

Hendrika Vande KempEarly Content Analysis of Dreams: Technological Challenges, and Lydiard Horton’s 1914 “Inventorial Record Form for the Analysis of Dreams” and a Decimal System of Classification

Sam ParkovnickWilliam McDougall on Instincts