Hugo Münsterberg (mŭn´stərbərg, mĬn´–), 1863–1916, American psychologist, b. Danzig, Ph.D. Univ. of Leipzig, 1885; M.D. Univ. of Heidelberg, 1887. At the instigation of William James he moved from Germany to Harvard to serve as professor of psychology (1892–1916), becoming director of the psychological laboratory in 1905. He pioneered in applied psychology and wrote many books on psychology and on American life and social problems.
See biography by M. A. A. Münsterberg (1922, repr. 1973).
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