|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1842|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1921|
New Haven County
From the Encyclopedia Brittanica: "... philosopher and psychologist whose textbooks were influential in establishing experimental psychology in the United States. Though he called for a scientific psychology, he nonetheless viewed the role of psychology as ancillary to philosophy. Educated for the ministry, Ladd was pastor of a Congregational church in Milwaukee, Wis., for eight years before becoming professor of philosophy at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine (1879-81). During those years, he began investigating the relationship between the nervous system and mental phenomena and introduced the first study of experimental psychology in the United States.
From 1881 to 1905 he was a professor at Yale University, establishing the first American laboratory in experimental psychology. His main interest, however, was in writing Elements of Physiological Psychology (1887), the first such handbook in English. Because of its emphasis on neurophysiology, it long remained a standard work. His large-scale Psychology, Descriptive and Explanatory (1894) is important as a theoretical system of functional psychology, considering the human being as an organism with a mind purposefully solving problems and adapting the self to its environment."
At the turn of the century a Yale psychology professor named George Trumbull Ladd delivered a set of lectures in Japan which revolutionized its educational methods. He was the first foreigner to receive the Third and Second Orders of the Rising Sun. When he died, half his ashes were buried in a Tokyo Temple and a monument was erected to him. This gave his son, George Tallman Ladd, an unbeatable commercial entree in Japan. When he went after Japanese business for his United Engineering & Foundry Co. in 1934, 150 priests performed ceremonies over his father's tomb.
Silas Trumbull Ladd (1810 - 1879)
Elizabeth Williams Ladd (1814 - 1864)
Cornelia Ann Tallman Ladd (1842 - 1893)*
Frances Virginia Stevens Ladd (1866 - 1954)*
Louis Williams Ladd (1873 - 1955)*
Jesse Brewster Ladd (1876 - 1881)*
Jesse Brewster Ladd (1838 - 1838)**
George Trumbull Ladd (1842 - 1921)
Mary Elizabeth Ladd Towle (1844 - 1921)*
Martha Brewster Ladd Brastow (1846 - 1928)*
Laura Williams Ladd Shaw (1849 - 1927)*
Clara Baldwin Ladd Higgins (1851 - 1922)*
After cremation, half his ashes were buried in at the Tokyo Temple and a monument was erected to him.
The remaining ashes were interred under a monument of the rising sun in Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut.
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