William James

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Birthday
11, 1842
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 26, 1910 (68)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
11, 1842
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 26, 1910 (68)

About

The first educator to introduce a psychology course in the U.S. and author of several books on the different branches of psychology.

Before Fame

He attended Harvard Medical School. He later became known as the Father of American Psychology.

Trivia

He enjoyed discussing and writing about free will, carrying on the legacy of philosopher Immanuel Kant.

Family Life

He was married to Alice Gibbens and his brother was famous novelist Henry James.

Associated With

He, Charles Sanders Peirce, and John Dewey all pioneered pragmatism and were founders of functional psychology.