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Unformatted text preview: died on January 26, 1878. Hermann Ebbinghaus was born in 1850 in Barmen. He was known for his experimental study of memory and discovering both the forgetting and learning curve. He studied psychology at the University of Bonn; however, he paused studying in 1870 because he had enlisted in the Prussian army during the Franco-Prussian War. After the war, he went back to school and earned a Ph.D in 1873. Twelve years later he wrote Memory. A Contribution to Experimental Psychology , which described experiments he did on himself which described the process of forgetting. He became a professor of philosophy at the University of Berlin and in Breslau. Along with his contributions to the field of psychology, he also founded two psychology labs in Germany, as well as a major psychology journal. Ebbinghaus died from pneumonia in 1909....
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