Stern, William, 1871-1938

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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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referencedIn Bernfeld, Siegfried, 1892-1953. Siegfried Bernfeld papers, 1854-1975 (bulk 1930-1953). Library of Congress
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945. Ernst Cassirer papers 1892-1958. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ernst Cassirer papers, 1892-1958 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Siegfried Bernfeld Papers, 1854-1975, (bulk 1930-1953) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Stern, William, 1871-1938. William Stern Papers, 1937-1938, undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf William Stern Papers, 1937-1938, undated University Archives, Duke University.
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associatedWith Berchtold, Eugen. person
correspondedWith Bernfeld, Siegfried, 1892-1953. person
associatedWith Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945. person
associatedWith Duke University. Dept. of Psychology. corporateBody
associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
correspondedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
associatedWith Stern, Clara, 1878-1945. person
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Birth 1871-04-29

Death 1938-03-27

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