From the Letters to the Editor column of the November 2006 Perspectives

A Conundrum of Classification

Judith M. Hughes, November 2006

To the Editor:

I was surprised to learn that psychohistory had been deleted from the list of subspecialties [in the AHA's taxonomy of member's areas of interest]. 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