Psychology Department

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The Department of Psychology at the College of William and Mary offered its first courses in 1888, after the reorganization of the College. The courses were taught under the Department of Moral Science, Political Economy, and Civil Government.At this time, President Tyler taught the course, in which he alternated his lectures between psychology and civil government.(Henneman)

As early as 1905, Philosophy and Psychology were organized together, although each field was housed in separate buildings and there were no joint appointments. However, they were not listed as an official department until the 1938 Undergraduate Catalog.(Henneman) Under the leadership of Professor Joseph Roy Geiger, the Psychology department expanded its courses, implementing experimental courses and laboratory courses to supplement lectures.


References

  • 1938-39 Undergraduate Catalog, William and Mary, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
  • Richard Hubard Henneman, "Psychology at William and Mary," Alumni Gazette 8.4 (1941): 8-9, 25-28. University Archives Subject File, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.