When and why have Americans “forgotten” death? For about a century now, we have collectively ignored death and dying in everyday life, a clear break from the past and from most other societies. Read More
"Psychology Yesterday: Stories from America's Behavioral Past" visits interesting sites of America's fertile psychological landscape of the past. The blog focuses on five subjects that have played an integral role in individuals' lives and, in a larger sense, the nation's cultural history: psychoanalysis, sex, the supernatural or paranormal, death, and motivation research (a Freudian-based technique that was the darling of Madison Avenue in the 1950s). Via "Psychology Yesterday," we gain a greater understanding of the role of psychology in everyday life in America.