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Andrew J. Bernstein ’68 Memorial Lecture

Presented by Raymond E. Fancher and Alexandra Rutherford

Eleanor Davis
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. –  The Bard Psychology Department presents the Andrew J. Bernstein ’68 Memorial Lecture presented by Raymond E. Fancher and Alexandra Rutherford on Tuesday, April 17 at 4 p.m. in Bard Hall. The program is free and open to the public and nor reservations are necessary. Fancher will give a talk titled Getting Away With It”- the Emergence of Social and Personality Psychology at Harvard; Rutherford’s talk is titled Women and Gender in Early 20th Century American Psychology.

Raymond E. Fancher is a Senior Scholar and Professor Emeritus at York University in Toronto. A founder of York’s Ph.D. program in the History and Theory of Psychology, he has served as editor of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences and held top executive positions with the Society for the History of Psychology (Division 26 of the American Psychological Association) and Cheiron (The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences). He is the author of Psychoanalytic Psychology: The Development of Freud’s Thought and The Intelligence Men: Makers of the IQ Controversy (both published by Norton) as well as nearly 100 other publications on the history of psychology, and is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the History of Psychology.

Alexandra Rutherford is Professor, Department of Psychology, York University in Toronto.She directs the Psychology’s Feminist Voices multimedia digital archive project which collects, creates, and curates material about women in the history of psychology and contemporary feminist psychologists. It houses over 120 oral history interviews with feminist psychologists, over 250 original profiles of women and feminists in psychology, a documentary on the emergence of feminist psychology in the United States, and extensive resources for bringing feminism into the psychology classroom, including a video series called Gender Matters.  Rutherford is a member of the Centre for Feminist Research at York University; was formerly president of the Society for the History of Psychology; currently serves on the editorial boards of Feminism & Psychology, and Theoria & Praxis and is a member of the advisory board of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology.


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This event was last updated on 04-13-2018