David Devonis Presents at Cheiron in Canada

David Devonis Presents at Cheiron in Canada

Graceland University Professor of Psychology David Devonis, PhD

Graceland University Professor of Psychology David Devonis, PhD, recently attended the 51st Annual Meeting of Cheiron: International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences at MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 20-23. While there, he presented a poster connected to his ongoing project on the history of punishment in U.S. Psychology, "Punishment as a Boundary Marker Between Contemporary Sociology and Psychology," and, as the society's treasurer, he also participated as a member of the society's review committee.

Devonis shares, "In terms of political resistance to provincial progressive initiatives and the restriction of the rights of public employees to bargain collectively, [I observe] that, at least in Alberta, the differences between the U.S. and Canada are currently superficially infinitesimal. On the other hand, as part of the program, the society was graced with a presentation by members of the kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre of MacEwan University on the ways in which respect for storytelling and elders can inform all levels of psychological practice."