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Training for Research in Psychology: The Canadian Opinicon Conference.

Austin Des Lauríers, Ph.D.
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1961;5(4):421-422. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1961.01710160101016.
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The Canadian Opinicon Conference, in the spring of 1960, brought together thirty-four leading psychologists representing both academic and applied aspects of psychology as a science, and constituting the best available sample of psychology as a profession. These eminent scholars met, in the quiet retreat of Lake Opinicon, to take stock, during a full week of intense meditations and discussion, of the current status of scientific and applied psychology in Canada, and, more specifically, of the present condition of research work in psychology. Karl Bernhardt reports in this book the main themes of the discussions and presents some of the recommendations made. "The study of psychology in Canada," he writes, "has very nearly come of age. It is now a respected and accepted discipline. Canadian psychologists, however, have been so preoccupied with the development of psychology both as a science and as a profession


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