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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 4, Chapter 11 Baltimore, Section 3 Summary & Analysis

Louis Menand
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Part 4, Chapter 11 Baltimore, Section 3 Summary

G. Stanley Hall had a very similar education to Morris. The two men met while attending the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He followed Morris to Germany, but instead of trying to find a job immediately, he went to Harvard and studied with William James about the New Psychology. He was the student to receive a PhD in Psychology from Harvard. He did find employment, and talked his employer into sending him back to Germany to study more about the New Psychology. Upon his return, he was the most knowledgeable man in the United States regarding psychology. He gave lectures to educators focusing on the educational system in Germany created by Francis Parker. His lectures were very successful, but he would not have employment with a university until 1883, when he taught his first graduate class...

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