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This Week in Psychology History: March 2-8

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideMarch 3, 2008

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Some notable events that occurred this week in psychology history:

March 3: In 1908, John B. Watson became a faculty member at John Hopkins University, with a starting salary of $3,000 a year.

March 4: In 1916, Hans Eysenck was born.

March 5: In 1934, psychologist Daniel Kahneman was born. Kahneman and his colleague Amos Tversky were later awarded a Nobel Prize in Economics for their work in prospect theory.

March 8: In 1883, G. Stanley Hall created the first American psychology lab at John Hopkins University.

March 8: In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the unnecessary use of intelligence testing in employment screening was unconstitutional.

You can learn more about events in the history of psychology by exploring the timeline of modern psychology.

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