History of Psychology Centre publications

Occasionally, we publish a series of monographs, designed to document the history of psychological practice and research and dig deeper in order to bring past developments within the practice to life.

A handful of Monograph’s already exist and can be found as follows, with more due to be added soon.

Monograph No.1 - British Educational Psychology: The First Hundred Years

In 1913 the first applied psychologist took up his post with the London County Council. His job was to assess children for special educational programmes and develop tools to identify children who may need alternative kinds of education. With this post, the profession of educational psychology was born. The numbers of educational psychologists have steadily grown over the subsequent hundred years and the practices, roles and functions that they adopt have similarly developed.

This book outlines the development of the profession in the United Kingdom during its first century of existence. It describes a number of different themes that have emerged over time and documents key points in the profession’s development.

  • Edited by Christopher Arnold & Julia Hardy
  • ISBN 978-1-85433-720-7
  • Paperback 166pp. See contents.
  • Price (including postage and packing) = £11.25 (£9.25 for DECP members)

Order your copy of British Educational Psychology: The First Hundred Years, online. 

Monograph No. 2 (December 2015) - Clinical Psychology in Britain: Historical Perspectives

As a record of the development of the profession and as an aid to understanding current issues through the experience of the past, this short history will be highly relevant to psychologists working in health care, from trainees through to experienced clinicians, as well as to other healthcare professionals. As a scholarly history it will appeal not only to historians but also to anyone with a general interest in social and political developments in mental health provision.

Read Chapter 1.

  • Edited by John Hall, David Pilgrim & Graham Turpin
  • ISBN 978-1-9-85433-731-3
  • Paperback 395pp plus xix.
  • Price (including postage and packing) = £21.99 (£19.99 for BPS members; £17.99 for DCP members)

Order your copy of Clinical Psychology in Britain: Historical Perspectives, online.