G. Stanley Hall

Hall, Granville Stanley

Granville Stanley Hall, 1844–1924, American psychologist and educator, b. Ashfield, Mass., grad. Williams, 1867. G. Stanley Hall taught at Antioch and Harvard, studied experimental psychology in Germany, and in 1882 organized at Johns Hopkins a psychological laboratory that rapidly took a leading position in the field. He founded (1887) the American Journal of Psychology and was one of the organizers (1891) of the American Psychological Association. As first president (1889–1920) of Clark Univ., he raised it to prominence for its courses in education. Among his works are The Contents of Children's Minds (1883), which inaugurated the child-study movement in the United States; Adolescence (1904); Educational Problems (1911); Jesus, the Christ, in the Light of Psychology (1917); and his autobiography (1923).

See biographies by L. Pruette (1926, repr. 1970) and D. Ross (1972); R. J. Wilson, In Quest of Community (1970).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

G. Stanley Hall: Selected full-text books and articles

FREE! G. Stanley Hall: A Sketch By Louis N. Wilson G.E. Stechert, 1914
FREE! Senescence, the Last Half of Life By G. Stanley Hall D. Appleton & Company, 1922
Classics in Psychology By Thorne Shipley Philosophical Library, 1961
Librarian’s tip: "Adolescence: Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology, Sociology, Sex, Crime, Religion, and Education" by G. Stanley Hall begins on p. 963
The Development of Modern Education: In Theory, Organization, and Practice By Frederick Eby; Charles Flinn Arrowood Prentice Hall, 1934
Librarian’s tip: "G. Stanley Hall and the Child-Study Movement" begins on p. 840
Science and Patterns of Child Care By Elizabeth M. R. Lomax; Jerome Kagan; Barbara G. Rosenkrantz W. H. Freeman, 1978
Librarian’s tip: "G. Stanley Hall" begins on p. 31
Lives in Education: A Narrative of People and Ideas By L. Glenn Smith; Joan K. Smith Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1994 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: "G. Stanley Hall (1844-1924)" begins on p. 274
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