Donald A. Dewsbury                                                                                                


           Department of Psychology
           University of Florida
           Gainesville, FL 32611-2250
           Telephone: (352) 273-2183
           Departmental Fax: (352) 392-7985

    I am a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Florida.  My primary scholarly activity is in the field of the History of Psychology. Although I work mostly in the history of the areas of comparative and experimental psychology and related parts of the biological sciences, I also have interests in the broader history of psychology.   As a  major project, in 2006 I published a book, Monkey Farm: A history of the Yerkes Laboratories of Primate Biology, Orange Park, Florida, 1930-1965. That same year I  also co-edited a volume of Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology.   In addition, I  work on many smaller projects dealing with (a)  the careers and work of many scientists who worked in this general field and in the contextual factors that affected that work, (b)  the history of the institutions of psychology and Animal Behavior Studies, and (c) assorted topics in the history of these fields.  I also serve as historian or archivist for Divisions 1  and 26 of the American Psychological Association.  I am also the past- president of three divisions of the American Psychological Association and of the Animal behavior Society.  For much of my early career I functioned as a working primarily  in the areas of reproductive and social behavior in various species of animals. 

Excerpts from my Vita

Writing Term Papers



Courses Formerly Taught:

    History of Psychology
        PSY 4604 History and Systems of Psychology (undergraduate)
        PSY 6608 History of Psychology (graduate)
    Comparative Psychology
        CBH 3003 Comparative Psychology (undergraduate)
        CBH 6056 Comparative Psychology (graduate)