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Edwin Garrigues Boring

educator , psychologist , author

Edwin Garrigues Boring, American psychologist. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society Experimental Psychologists, American Academy Arts and Sciences; member National Academy Sciences, American Psychological Association (secretary 1920-1922.

Background

Boring, Edwin Garrigues was born on October 23, 1886 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edwin McCurdy and Elizabeth Garrigues (Truman) Boring.

Education

Mechanical Engineering, Cornell, 1908, A.M., 1912, Doctor of Philosophy., 1914. Honorary Master of Arts, Harvard, 1942. Doctor of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1946.

Doctor of Science, Clark University, 1956.

Career

He studied at Cornell University, where he received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering in 1908 and obtained his Ph.D. in psychology in 1914. In 1922 he began teaching at Harvard. Under his direction psychology was separated from philosophy in 1934, and its experimental and physiological branches from the social and clinical in 1945. Boring also did important original studies on the sensations of the alimentary tract and the cutaneous sensations after nerve-division.

Works

  • Autobiography

    • Psychologist at Large

  • Other Work

    • Contemporary Psychology (1956-1961)

Connections

Married Lucy May Day, June 18, 1914. Children: Edwin Garrigues, Frank Henry, Mollie Day, Barbara (deceased 1950).

father:
Edwin McCurdy Boring

mother:
Elizabeth Garrigues (Truman) Boring

spouse:
Lucy May Day

child:
Edwin Garrigues Boring

child:
Frank Henry Boring

child:
Mollie Day Boring

child:
Barbara Boring (deceased 1950)