James McKeen Cattell

James McKeen Cattell

Birth
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Jan 1944 (aged 83)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot N 334 Cattell Family Plot
Memorial ID 145989777 · View Source
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Dr. Cattell is credited with being a major force in making psychology a respected field of science and study.

He graduated from Lafayette College in 1880, having entered college at age 16. Following college, he spent a number of years studying in Europe. He returned to the US in 1889, taking a professorship at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1891, he moved to Columbia University in New York. In 1895, he became President of the American Psychological Association.

Following a controversy over his opposition to the US military draft for World War I, he lost his Columbia position. He then became more active in editing scientific journals, including Science.

According to his death certficate, he was survived by his wife, Josephine Owens. He was cremated; it is unclear if his remains are in Easton Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Buck
  • Added: 3 May 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 145989777
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James McKeen Cattell (25 May 1860–20 Jan 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 145989777, citing Easton Cemetery, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Buck (contributor 46945879) .