(1873–1946). British psychologist, born in London. He qualified in medicine at Cambridge but his interests lay in the natural sciences. After a brief period as professor of psychology at King's College, London, he returned to Cambridge, where he took over the lectureship in experimental psychology from W. H. R. Rivers. With the assistance of members of his family, he founded the Cambridge psychological laboratory, of which he became director in 1913. His Text Book of Experimental Psychology (1909; 3rd edn. 1925) was for long the standard introduction for students of psychology at Cambridge, though it was criticized in some quarters for the perhaps excessive weight which the author placed on the special senses, psychophysics, and the work of Hermann Ebbinghaus.
From The Oxford Companion to the Mind in Oxford Reference.