G. Stanley Hall

By: Mareya Loeffler

Background information:

Born: February 1st, 1844 in Ashfield, MA.


Died: April 24th, 1924 in Worcester, MA.


Education: Attended the union seminary in the city of New York, Williams College, and Harvard University.


Known: Field of Psychology and Education

Called: Founder of organized Psychology as a science and profession, father of the child study movement, and the national leader of the educational reform.


He was mostly focused on his interest of childhood developments, adolescences, and the evolutionary theory.

Contributions to Psychology:

Developed his influential concept of "genetic psychology" based on evolutionary theory, and solidified his reputation as a leading educational reformer.




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