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Edwin Boring (1338)

Interests
Experimental psychology, history of psychology, philosophical and theoretical, teaching
Profession
Psychologist
Nationality
American
Born
1886, Philadelphia, USA
Died
1968, Massachusetts, USA
Short Biography
Edwin Garrigues (Gary) Boring (23 October 1886 – 1 July 1968) was an American experimental psychologist, Professor of Psychology at Clark University and at Harvard University, who later became one of the first historians of psychology. A Review of ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • Master of Engineering Cornell University, 1908
  • PhD Cornell University, 1914
Appointments & Honors
  • Instructor, Cornell University, 1914-17
  • Captain, US Army, 1917-19
  • Graduate School Appointment, Clark University, 1920-22
  • Associate Professor, 1922, Director, Psychology Laboratory, 1924, Professor, 1928, Edgar Pierce Professor Emeritus, 1949, Harvard University
  • President, APA, 1928
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1932
  • Editorial Board, Contemporary Psychology, American Journal of Psychology
Principal Publications
  • 1920-1 The stimulus error. American Journal of Psychology, 32, 449-71.
  • 1927 The problem of originality in science. American Journal of Psychology, 39, 70-90.
  • 1929 The History of Experimental Psychology. Appleton Century. (2nd edn, 1950.)
  • 1933 The Physical Dimensions of Consciousness. Appleton Century.
  • 1939 Introduction to Psychology. Wiley (with H. S. Langfeld and H. P. Weld).
  • 1942 Sensation and Perception in the History of Experimental Psychology. Appleton Century.
  • 1945 Symposium on operationism. Psychological Review, 52, 241-9.
  • 1953 A history of introspection. Psychological Bulletin, 50, 169-86.
  • 1954 The nature and history of experimental control. American Journal of Psychology, 67, 573-89.