Margaret Washburn

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Date of Birth & Death

  • Born July 25, 1871 (New York City, New York)
  • Died October 29, 1939 (Poughkeepsie, New York)


  • Was E.B. Titchener's first graduate student at Cornell University
  • First woman to receive a PhD in psychology
  • Wrote "The Animal Mind" on comparative psychology which examined animal behavior
  • Did not marry or have kids
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Contributions to Psychology

  • Social Consciousness: consciousness shared by individuals within a society
  • The problems of revived and ideated emotions
  • The role of movement in the development of mental life
  • The field of animal psychology