G. Stanley Hall: Psychologist and Early Gerontologist

Parry, Manon
July 2006
American Journal of Public Health;Jul2006, Vol. 96 Issue 7, p1161
Academic Journal
The article profiles G. Stanley Hall, a psychologist and early gerontologist. Stanley Hall was instrumental in founding psychology as a science and in its development as a profession. He is best known for his work on child development, especially adolescence. He was born on his parents' farm in Ashfield, Massachusetts, on February 1, 1844. He graduated from Williams College in 1867 and enrolled at Union Theological Seminary in New York City the same year. From 1872 to 1876, Hall taught literature and philosophy at Antioch College. He then undertook research with H. P. Bowditch at Harvard Medical School and in 1878 was awarded the first doctor of philosophy in psychology in the U.S.


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