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Pioneers of Psychology: William James

By September 8, 2011

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William James

Psychologist and philosopher William James is often referred to as the father of American psychology. His 1200-page text, The Principles of Psychology, became a classic on the subject and his teachings and writings helped establish psychology as a science. James also contributed to functionalism, pragmatism, and influenced many students of psychology during his 35-year teaching career.

Learn more about his life, work and contributions to psychology in this biography of William James.


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