Leta Stetter Hollingworth


Hollingworth's Significant Contributions

Hollingworth excelled in 3 areas:

  • psychology of women
  • clinical psychology
  • educational psychology

Leta's Big Accomplishments

-challenged the variability hypothesis that supposedly explained and justified female inferiority

-first to study the psychology of women

-first to perform research that explored the inner workings of uncommonly intelligent children; credited at the founder of the psychology of the exceptional child