Letters to the Editor

What's in a Subspecialty's Name?

Judith M. Hughes, January 2007

To the Editor:

I was surprised to learn that psychohistory had been deleted from the list of subspecialties. If I take the subjects that interest my younger colleagues as any indication of where the discipline is headed, it would seem that psychology is making a comeback—albeit pursued differently from how it was pursued a generation ago. Perhaps the subspecialty should be renamed psychological history.

—Judith M. Hughes, University of California at San Diego