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Margaret Floy Washburn (1314)

Interests
Experimental, general, personality and social, philosophical and theoretical, physiological and comparative
Profession
Psychologist
Nationality
American
Born
1871, Harlem, New York City, USA
Died
1939, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Short Biography
Margaret Floy Washburn1, leading American psychologist in the early 20th century, was best known for her experimental work in animal behavior and motor theory development. She was the first woman to be granted a PhD in psychology (1894), and the second ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • BA Vassar College, 1891
  • MA Vassar College, 1893
  • PhD Cornell University, 1894
Appointments & Honors
  • Professor of Psychology, Vassar College, 1908-37
  • Advisory Editor, Psychological Review, 1916-30
  • Representative of Psychology, Division of Psychology and Anthropology, NRC, 1919-20, 1925-8
  • President, APA, 1921
  • Hon. DSc, Wittenberg College, 1927
  • Chairman, Section 1, Vice-President, AAAS, 1927
  • Festschrift, American Journal of Psychology, 39, dedicated to her 'in recognition of 33 years of distinguished service to psychology', 1927
  • Member, International Committee, 1929, Society of Experimental Psychologists, 1929
  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (second woman to receive that honour), 1931
  • President, New York Branch, APA, 1931
  • Chairman, Society of Experimental Psychologists, 1931
  • US Delegate, International Congress of Psychology, Copenhagen, 1932
  • Co-operating Editor, American Journal of Psychology, 1903-25, Psychological Bulletin, 1909-15
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Animal Behavior, 1911-17, Journal of Comparative Psychology, 1921-35
  • Co-Editor, American Journal of Psychology, 1926-39
  • Advisory Board, Dictionary of Psychology (ed. Howard C. Warren), 1934
Principal Publications
  • 1894 Some apparatus for cutaneous stimulation. American Journal of Psychology, 6, 422-6.
  • 1908 The Animal Mind: A Textbook of Comparative Psychology. Macmillan (rev. and enlarged, 1917, 1926, 1936). .
  • 1909 The physiological basis of relational processes. Psychological Bulletin, 6, 369-78.
  • 1914 The function of incipient motor processes. Psychological Review, 21, 376-90.
  • 1916 Movement and Mental Imagery: Outlines ofa Motor Theory of Consciousness. Houghton Mifflin.
  • 1917 The social psychology of man and the lower animals. Studies in Psychology: Titchener Commemorative Volume, 11-17.
  • 1923 A questionary study of certain national differences in emotional traits. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 3, 413-30.
  • 1926 Hunger and speed of running as factors in maze learning in mice. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 6, 181-7.
  • 1932 Margaret Floy Washburn: Some recollections. In C. Murchison (ed.), A History of Psychology in Autobiography, vol. 2. Clark University Press.
  • 1932 Ejective consciousness as a fundamental factor in social psychology. Psychological Review, 39, 395-402.
  • 1934 The effect of area on the pleasantness and unpleasantness of colors. American Journal of Psychology, 46, 638-40 (with K. C. Mc Lean and A. Dodge).
  • 1938 The comparative efficiency of intensity, perspective and the stereoscopic factor in producing the perception of depth. American Journal of Psychology, 51, 151-5 (with C. Wright).