Boring, Edwin Garrigues

Boring, Edwin Garrigues găr´ĭgyo͞oz˝ [key], 1886–1968, American psychologist, b. Philadephia. He taught experimental psychology at Clark Univ. (from 1919) and at Harvard (1922–68). Boring was strongly influenced by Edward Titchener and is best known for his work in sensory psychology. Boring's classic History of Experimental Psychology (1929) made him a pioneer historian of the field. Other important works include Physical Dimensions of Consciousness (1933), and his memoirs, Psychologist at Large (1961).

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