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Hall, G. Stanley (1844–1924)
Alison Jackson Tabor
G. Stanley Hall is known as the founder of the American Psychology Association (APA) as well as numerous journals in the discipline of psychology. His work in psychology and pedagogy established education as a worthy academic discipline within the world of empirical research. Having studied psychology under Wilhelm Wundt in Germany, Hall was strongly influenced by German research pertaining to child development. Therefore, his work in education included child studies, coeducation, and nature studies at a time when interests in research on the child were still not taken seriously by established institutions of higher education. Relatively new schools, however, took on the early research in pedagogy and child studies. These institutions included the University of Chicago, Cornell University, Columbia University, Stanford University, and Clark University. Hall was the first president of Clark University and established the Pedagogical Seminary there as an outlet for findings related to child studies. Hall's research ...