7. S2011 Mary Calkins

7. S2011 Mary Calkins - The Story of Mary Calkins...

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The Story of Mary Calkins (1863-1930): “The most brilliant PhD at Harvard”
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Mary Calkins 1. Refused a PhD degree from Harvard University. 2. First female president of the American Psychological Association and the American Philosophical Association. 3. Hired by Wellesley College without a degree or training in psychology. TAKE NOTES NOW
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The people and circumstances who were part of Mary Calkins’ “back story.” Henry Durant, founder of Wellesley College Wellesley’s training program Calkins’ abilities as a teacher Wellesley hired her, believing she could learn whatever was needed. Scientific psychology needed a laboratory An educated, progressive family A chronically ill mother TAKE NOTES NOW
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Obstacles to Mary Calkins’ training… 1. German resistance to women as scholars. 2. Former professor, Charles Garman, became ill. 3. “I think that (Professor X) would for a nominal price think it rather a joke to give you lessons.” 4. She had no place to develop her skills because there were so few psychology labs in the U.S. 5. Clark and Harvard were not
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 230 taught by Professor Heizen during the Spring '11 term at WPUNJ.

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7. S2011 Mary Calkins - The Story of Mary Calkins...

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