Q. How do I locate key people and significant events that influenced psychology before and after the 1960's?

I'm writing a psychology timeline research paper,and I need sources that can give me information on key people in the development of psychology. Also theories and experiments that shaped psychology.


The easiest way to research important aspects in psychology is to search for specific people, events, and theories by name.  Some possible people/theories to research are:

Pre-1960's topics:

  • Aristotle
  • Pavlov and classical conditioning
  • Freud and psychoanalysis
  • Jung and analytical psychology
  • B.F. Skinner and behavior analysis

Post-1960's topics:

  • Milgram experiment
  • Attachment theory
  • Multiple intelligences
  • Betty Friedan
  • Bem Sex Role Inventory

To find books or e-books about psychology, check the Book Catalog

To find articles, check the databases from the Online Resources under the Psychology section.

If you are off-campus you will need to use your 14 digit Library Number, which can be found on your ID Card.

Try the e-books from the Books/eBooks category in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

In the Psychology section, try:

You should also check the History category and try the databases:

Thank you for using ASK US. For more information contact your campus librarians.


  • Last Updated Jun 07, 2018
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