George Humphrey


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George Humphrey was born on 17 July 1889 in Boughton, Kent, England. He studied classics at the University of Oxford, and psychology at the University of Leipzig with Wilhelm Wundt. After teaching classics at St. Francis Xavier University in Canada from 1916 to 1918, he pursued a PhD in psychology at Harvard, and received it in 1920. He then served as assistant professor of psychology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut from 1920 to 1924, during which time he wrote a popular account of contemporary findings in experimental psychology entitled The Story of Man's Mind (1923). This book included reference to findings of the three major schools of psychology at that time: behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, and psychoanalysis.


From The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers in Oxford Reference.

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