Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Posts about the history of the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE.

Hilde Himmelweit – pioneer of social psychology

In the mid 1960s Social Psychology emerged from Sociology as an independent department – the precursor of today’s Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. LSE Archivist, Sue Donnelly, looks at the career of Hilde Himmelweit who led the discipline through its formative years at LSE.

Hildegarde Therese Litthauer was born in Berlin on 20 February 1918. Her father, Dr Siegfried […]

Social Psychology at LSE in the 1960s

As LSE’s Department of Social Psychology began its 50th anniversary celebrations, Professor Martin Bauer looked back at the 1960s and the emergence of Social Psychology as an academic department at LSE. 

In the early 1960s, LSE was made up of a college of academic staff who contributed to a programme of courses across Economics, Social Administration, Geography, History, International Studies, Language Studies, […]