About this icon's image: A photo of the Psychology faculty in 1938. (L-R): Elizabeth Gordon Andrews, Christian Heinlein, Christine Scarborough, Hugh Waskom, Louise Witmer, Paul Finner (Department Head), Dorothy Disher.
This second part of the story our earliest history runs from 1930 to 1947, the seventeen-year period that immediately preceded the transition of Florida State College for Women to The Florida State University. In this period, the Department of Psychology assumed an important place on campus, and expanded its faculty, course offerings and laboratories in significant ways. The Great Depression and World War II occurred during this period and posed challenges and opportunities for the Department. The following links will take you through the story.