30 YEARS OF PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY IN CHINA
1980, 12 (02):
The paper was one of the reports at the third group of the third Annual Meeting of the Chinese Psychological Society (1979, Tientsin). Itis a summary of research on Physiological Psychology during the past 30years in China. The authors divided the development of these 30 years intofour main periods. The first period (1949-1958)has been characterized bythe learning of Pavlov's theory and his methods. This period may be calledthe Learning Period. The second period (1959-1965) was a DevelopmentalPeriod. In the third period (1966-1976), which may be called the DifficultPeriod, research and education of physiological psychology was at a haltdue to the sabotage and interference of the "Gang of Four". With the victory over the "Gang of Four" began the New Long March Period (dated from Oct., 1976), in which research and education of physiological psychology enters a new era of vigorous development in China. Some main achievements, experiences and problems, and some prospects are also discussed in the paper.
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