Hall was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts on a farm. He was raised under modest circumstances, his parents were congregational. He attended 3 colleges to get his education and studied abroad.
Contribution to Psychology
Known for Theory of recapitulation. Studied evolutionary psychology and child development. His greatest contribution was to the growth and development of early psychology. He has supervised 30 out of the 54 Ph. Degrees that had been awarded in the U.S.