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Department of Psychology records

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: UA 5440

Scope and Contents

Contains American Psychological Association accreditation reports, accreditation handbooks, annual self-study reports, and a newsletter from the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. Materials date from between 1973 and 1992.


  • 1973-1992


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Department of Psychology records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Department of Psychology (1920- ) is an instructional unit at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Psychology was established in 1920, after the Church Teachers College was split. Originally a part of the School of Arts and Sciences, the department has also fallen within the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Social Sciences, and its present day place within the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences.

Members of the department faculty are affiliated with the disciplinary subjects of applied social, behavioral neurobiology, clinical, developmental, pedagogy, and theoretical and philosophical psychology. Numerous department chairs have helped facilitate these educational goals, including Dean R. Brimhall (1920-1921); Hugh M. Woodward (1921-1923); M. Wilford Poulson (1924-1929, 1940-1951); Robert J. Howell (1964-1966); Kenneth R. Hardy (1966-1968); Darhl M. Pedersen (1968-1970; 1972-1979); Kay H. Smith (1970-1972); Donovan E. Fleming (1979-1987); Gary L. Bunker (1987-1991); David V. Stimpson (1991-1997); Erin D. Bigler (1997-2003); M. Gawain Wells (2003-2007); and Ramona Hopkins (2007- ).


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management, February 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; February 2009.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; March 2009.

Register of Department of Psychology records
In Progress
Kayla Quinney
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US