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Dr. Phil Shurrager and Dr. Willard Kerr make up the full-time faculty for Department of Psychology and Education
IIT's Department of Psychology awards its first Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology
Dr. William Krathwahl speaks to national convention of American Psychological Association. Click here to view press release.
A counseling service to assist students adjust to life at IIT is initiated by Dr. Marion Groves and staffed by advanced students in Psychology
Psychology Department continues to offer free testing and evaluation for the children of all IIT personnel
The College for Psychological Services moves from 18 S. Michigan to 3328 Federal Street. Click here to view press release.
Dr. David Boder is made Professor Emeritus of IIT and retires
Psychology Department develops standardized objective tests for evaluating graduate students for admission to candidacy for advanced degrees
In spring of 1952, there are 26 undergraduates and 39 graduate students majoring in psychology
Dr. Willard Kerr is president of the IIT Chapter of the American Association of University Professors
Dr. Philip Shurrager is the only psychologist out of 18 presenting papers at the International Conference on Regeneration of the Central Nervous System
Dr. George Ross joins the Department of Psychology and Education as Assistant Professor
Chapter of Psi Chi, national Psychology honorary society, is installed at IIT, with 39 members and Dr. Harriet Shurrager as faculty sponsor
Psychology Museum is closed and Dr. Boder donates the cash assets of $36 to purchase books for Psychology Department library
Dr. Morris Aderman joins the department. He presents A Century of Psychology: Learning Brings Adventure at the spring meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association Click here to view press release (PDF file).
Dr. Harriett Shurrager receives major grant for developing performance tests for visually impaired adults
There are 23 undergraduates and 37 graduate students enrolled in the Psychology Department
IIT awards eight B.S. degrees in psychology, five M.S. and six Ph.D.s
Dr. Mary Vermillion begins teaching half-time and working half-time on Dr. Harriett Shurrager's project to develop a standardized test for adult blind, funded through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, U.S. Dept of Health, Education and Welfare. Dr. Phil Shurrager, Dr. George Ross and Dr. Ira Salisbury also contribute consulting expertise to the project.