Stern, William, 1871-1938

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Birth 1871-04-29
Death 1938-03-27
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German

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William Stern was a psychologist and philosopher. He came to Duke as Visiting Professor in 1934. He remained until his death in 1938.

From the description of William Stern Papers, 1937-1938, undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 184985053

William Stern was a psychologist and philosopher. He was born in Berlin 1871, attended the University of Berlin, where he received his Ph.D. in 1892. He served as instructor and associate professor of psychology at the University of Breslau from 1898 to 1916, and eventually as Director of the Psychological Institute and Philosophical seminary in Hamburg, Germany. He came to Duke as Visiting Professor in 1934. In 1936, he taught summer school at Harvard University. Stern specialized in child psychology and originated the Intelligence Quotient (I.Q.) test. He remained at Duke until his death in 1938 of a heart attack.

From the guide to the William Stern Papers, 1937-1938, undated, (University Archives, Duke University)

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