Courtesy of Psychology's Feminist Voices

488: Mary Whiton Calkins

The First Woman Elected President of the American Psychological Association & the American Philosophical Association

Born: 30 March 1863, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Died: 26 February 1930, Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States of America

Mary earned her degree from Harvard but even now they refuse to grant her the degree that she earned because Harvard didn’t technically admit women at the time.

She wrote over one hundred papers concerning philosophy and psychology and ran one of the first psychological laboratories in the United States.

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