G. Stanley Hall

Background and Facts


  • Born: 1844
  • Died: 1924
  • Lived in Ashfield, Massachusetts.


Facts:


  • G. Stanley Hall was known as a pioneer of child and educational psychology.
  • Many of Hall's ideas influenced Sigmund Freud and Charles Darwin
  • G. Stanley Hall had a liking for child development and evolution theory.
  • Mr. Hall also was the one who linked together genetic psychology and education.




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Schooling

  • 1862- Mr. Hall left Ashfield for Williston Academy.
  • 1863- G. Stanley left Williston Academy than began literary club in 1866.
  • 1867- Mr. Hall graduated from Williams College.
  • 1878- Hall earned the first Ph.D. in psychology in America.
  • 1887- G. Stanley Hall founded the first Psychology Journal in America, the American Journal of Psychology


Contributions to psychology

  • 1887- G. Stanley Hall founded the first Psychology Journal in America, the American Journal of Psychology.
  • 1889- G. Stanley became President of Clark University
  • 1892- Mr. Hall founded the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA is the biggest professional group of psychologists in the U.S. and Canada. Hall became the first president of the APA.
  • G. Stanley Hall opened the first psychology lab at John Hopkins University.
  • 1894- He also founded the Pedagogical seminary, the teaching of theology and/or religion.