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Psychology, the study of the human mind and behaviour, has a long history. Rooted in philosophy and science, the history of psychology encompasses many discoveries and theories that have helped shape our understanding of human behaviour. The effects of some of these psychological discoveries have an impact on our everyday lives, sometimes in surprising ways. Psychology has evolved in many ways over the last 150 years and continues to evolve today.

'Origins: The evolution and impact of psychological science' is a web-based, multimedia timeline of the development of psychological science and its contributions to society today. Explore major milestones and discoveries, see how psychological science has shaped the present and find out how cutting-edge discoveries may influence our future.

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