Edwin Garrigues Boring

Edwin Garrigues Boring

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Jul 1968 (aged 81)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Path: Mount Auburn Lot: Memorial Grounds Site: 0 Space: 1
Memorial ID 12950514 · View Source
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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.

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