Wayne Viney

College of Natural Sciences
Department of Psychology
Appointed: 2003-2007
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  • B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University, Psychology, 1956
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma, Psychology, 1960
  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Experimental Psychology, Minor History and Philosophy of Science, 1964

A professor of Psychology, Wayne Viney retired from the University in 2007, but returned as an instructor in 2011 and regularly teaches courses in his areas of specialization, the history of psychology and the psychology of religion. He received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology with a minor in History and Philosophy of Science in 1964 from the University of Oklahoma, is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, and has served as President of its Division 26 (History of Psychology). More recently he has served as President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. Dr. Viney has published extensively in the history of psychology. His major research interests are in the psychology and philosophy of William James, unity and disunity in the sciences and psychology, and the history or the relations between science and religion.

Teaching Awards and Recognitions

  • CSU Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the History of Psychology of The American Psychological Association
  • President Rocky Mountain Psychological Association
  • President Div. 26 (History of Psychology) American Psychological Association
  • G. Stanley Hall Lecturer, American Psychological Association
  • Distinguished Service Award, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association
  • Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award, Colorado State University
  • More than 15 Teaching Awards including the Eddy Teacher award (1998) and the Graduate Education Award (1996-1997) in the College of Natural Sciences, CSU.
  • Fellow, Divisions 2 (Teaching of Psychology) and 26 (History of Psychology) American Psychological Association

Teaching Activities

  • History and Systems of Psychology at Graduate and Undergraduate Levels.
  • Historical Development of Scientific Thought
  • Psychology of Religion