History

History

Established in 1944, the Unit is one of the largest and most long-lasting contributors to the development of psychological theory and practice.  This section records the past work of the APU and the more recent work of the CBSU. It has been designed for use both by interested web surfers and by serious scholars of the History of Psychology. Below you can find a written overview of the history of the APU detailing some of the more significant work throughout the years, an historic timeline that can be used to provide an illustrated overview of the Unit and you can also watch from a selection of on-line films about the work of the APU at various points in its history, or browse a portion of our archive of photos of staff and historic equipment.