Past, present, and future (?); or the more things change the more they stay the same

  • Margaret D. AndersonEmail author
Presidential Address


The presidential address from the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology, here slightly revised, traces a history of the Society through the papers that have been presented at previous annual meetings. Certain themes, such as the use of computers to facilitate teaching and research, emerge as constants over time. Computer technology has changed dramatically over those 27 years, however, as can be seen merely from the titles of the papers presented at the annual meetings. The present paper also proposes a direction for the Society’s future: the continuation of its strong history of facilitating communication among psychologists interested in applying the most current technology to their teaching and research.


Annual Meeting Behavior Research Method Tepa Presidential Address Troductory Psychology 
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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentState University of New YorkCortland

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