G. Stanley Hall

Born: February 1, 1844 Death: April 24, 1924


College: Harvard University

Field of Study: Science, Psychology, and Education

Family: Parents Abigail Beals and Granville Bascom Hall

Fun Facts:

  • He taught at John Hopkins University and helped found Clark University in 1888.
  • He is considered a pioneer of child and educational psychology and his ides influenced Sigmund Freud and Charles Darwin.
  • He received his Ph.D in psychology under William James mentoring at Harvard; this was the first Ph.D in psychology awarded in America.

Contribution to Psychology:

  • He became the first president of the American Psychological Association in 1892.
  • He founded the first American Psychology Laboratory at John Hopkins University.
  • He is best known for his work on child development, especially adolescence, but he wrote a treatise on the economic social, and intellectual isolation of the elderly.