Washburn, Margaret Floy

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Born: Jul 25, 1871 AD
Died: 1939 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Psychologists


1871 - Born on July 25th in New York, New York. A leading American psychologist in the early 20th century, was best known for her experimental work in animal behavior and motor theory development.

1891 - She entered and graduated from Vassar College at age 16.

1894 - Received her Ph.D. from Cornell University.

         - She was the first woman to be granted a Ph.D. in psychology.

1903 - After teaching at Wells College for Women and other institutions, she returned to teach at Vassar.

         - She was a pioneer in introducing experimental research and faculty-student collaboration into the psychology department at an undergraduate liberal arts college.

1908-1916 - Her publications include a major work on animal behaviour, The Animal Mind, and her book on the motor theory of mental functions, Movement and Mental Imagery.

1939 - Died on October 29th in Poughkeepsie, New York.
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