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Edwin Garrigues Boring
Birth: Oct. 23, 1886
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1968
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Scientist. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was considered an expert in the field of psychology, first for his experimental work and more later as a historian of the science. Around World War I he was invited by Robert M. Yerkes to help him test the intelligence of draftees. Yerkes later went onto studying the behaviour of chimpanzees. During and after World War I, he went onto assume a number of posts including teaching at Cornell University from 1914 to 1917, teaching at Clark University from 1919 to 1922, and at Harvard University from 1922 to 1957. In 1934, while still at Harvard University he helped to establish a separate Department of Psychology, from the Department of Philosophy. He served on both departments from 1924 to 1949. After his retirement he was appointed Edgar Pierce Professor Emeritus, and continued to teach classes until he was 71 years old. Also noted for his many writings including textbooks and editing of professional journals, some of his works include, "Sensation And Perception In the History Of Experimental Psychology" (1942), "A History Of Experimental Psychology, 2nd Edition" (1950), and editor of Contemporary Psychology from 1955 to 1961. He passed away in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the age of 81. (bio by: K) 
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  Edwin McCurdy Boring (1839 - 1920)
  Lydia Truman Boring (1874 - 1970)*
  Katherine Boring Rondthaler (1877 - 1952)*
  Edwin Garrigues Boring (1886 - 1968)
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Mount Auburn Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: Jan 11, 2006
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- R I P
 Added: Nov. 16, 2015
Thank you for your contribution to the field of psychology
- Mary Egan, PhD, RN
 Added: Jan. 21, 2015

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Oct. 23, 2013
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