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MÜller, Georg Elias (1850-1934)

During his tenure at the University of Göttingen from 1881 to 1921, the German psychologist Georg Elias Müller helped to spearhead major advances in theory and research into perception, learning, and memory.

Early Life and Career

Georg Elias Müller was born on July 20, 1850, into a clerical family in Grimma, Saxony, Germany. As a schoolboy he showed a precocious interest in natural science, philosophy, poetry, and history. In 1868 he began to study philosophy and history at the University of Leipzig and moved to the University of Berlin in 1869. In Berlin he became acquainted with Rudolph Hermann Lotze's writings, which shifted his focus from history to science as the subject closest to his principal interest, philosophy. After interrupting his studies to fight in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871, he moved to Göttingen in 1872 to...

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