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Heymans Colloquium: dr. R. Proctor - “E. B. Titchener, the Experimentalists, and Women Psychologists”

Wanneer:di 28-05-2013 12:00 - 14:00

prof. dr. Robert Proctor
(Department of Psychology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.)

“E. B. Titchener, the Experimentalists, and Women Psychologists”

Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 12.00 - 13.00 hrs

Room M.0055 (Munting building), Grote Kruisstraat 2, Groningen

A well-known fact is that E. B. Titchener, a major figure in psychology  in the U.S. during the first quarter of the 20th century,
excluded women from the group known as the Experimentalists, which he formed in 1904.  This fact provides the basis for
depicting him as a misogynist.  Less well-known and publicized is that he was arguably the strongest advocate for women
psychologists throughout his academic career.  He supervised the graduate study of Margaret Washburn, the first woman to
receive a Ph.D.  in psychology in the U.S., directed more than 20 dissertations for women psychologists, and influenced and
befriended others who were not his Ph.D. students.  
In this talk I discuss the prominent role that Titchener played in the education of early women psychologists in the U.S. and
reconcile this contribution with his position that the  Experimentalists should be restricted to men.

For more information you may contact
prof. dr. Addie Johnson,