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Münsterberg, Hugo

Gdansk, Poland

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Degrees: Ph.D. in psychology, University of Leipzig, 1885; M.D., University of Heidelberg, 1887
Career: Studies of medicine, philosophy and psychology in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1882-83 and in Leipzig, Germany; 1885 Dr. phil. at University of Leipzig under Wilhelm Wundt with a dissertation entitled Die Lehre von der natürlichen Anpassung in ihrer Entwicklung, Anwendung und Bedeutung; 1887 M.D. in Heidelberg and habilitated in philosophy in Freiburg, Germany (Die Willenshandlung); 1887-92 professor at the University of Freiburg; 1892-95 and 1897-1916 professor of experimental psychology at Harvard University; directed William James´s Psychological Laboratory at Harvard; president of the American Psychological Association in 1898; 1904 organised a congress of science at Universal Exposition in St. Louis; 1908 established Berliner Amerika-Institut; 1910-11 director of the Amerika-Institut and exchange professor in Berlin; died lecturing in 1916.
Selected works: Münsterberg, Hugo. 1914. Grundzüge der Psychotechnik. Leipzig: Barth Münsterberg, Hugo. 1909. Psychotherapy. New York / London: Moffat-Yard / Fisher Unwin Münsterberg, Hugo. 1909. Psychology and the teacher. New York, London: Appleton . Münsterberg, Hugo. 1888. Die Willenshandlung. Habilitationsschrift. Freiburg i.B.: C. A. Wagner
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Sources: Zusne ; Sheehy Noel, Antony J. Chapman, Wendy A. Conroy, eds. 1998. Biographical Dictionary of Psychology. London, New York. ; NDB ; Vierhaus Rudolf, ed. 2006. Deutsche biographische Enzyklopädie. München: Saur
Related: Münsterberg's Photoplays, article by Henning Schmidgen
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