Geissler and the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology
1913 (8th meeting) - member
1913-1914 - Council for 2-year term
1914 - Secretary-Treasurer for 3-year term
1927 - re-elected to Council
1929 - President
Geissler's presidential year was marked by a controversy that involved rescheduling the meeting, a task that fell to Geissler. The meeting was moved from the University of Missouri to the University of Kentucky to protest U. Missouri's suspension of Max Meyer, a member of SSPP, and two of his colleagues for administering a controversial questionnaire to students.
Geissler's 1929 presidential address, "The Objectives of Objective Psychology," was published that same year in the Psychological Review (volume 36, pages 353-374).
The address provided a compelling historical examination of the mind-body relationship issue. Geissler's analysis was a good as any contemporary consideration of the scholarly tension associated with mind-brain relationship questions, e.g., the tension between cognitive psychology and behavioral neuroscience on matters pertaining to the "mind".
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