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Encyclopedia > Granville Stanley Hall

Granville Stanley Hall (1 February 1844 - 24 April 1924) was a psychologist and educationalist who pioneered American psychology. His most influential publication was Adolescence, Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology, Sociology, Sex, Crime, Religion and Education where he introduced the psychology of Adolescence.


Hall was the first president of the American Psychological Association and also the first president of Clark University (1888 - 1920).


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G. Stanley Hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (368 words)
While there, Hall objected vehemently to the emphasis on teaching subjects such as Latin, mathematics, science and history, saying instead that high school should be more focused on the education of adolescents than on preparing students for college.
In this role, Hall was instrumental in the development of educational psychology and he tried to show the effect adolescence has on education.
Hall coined the phrase "Storm and Stress" as a period in reference to adolescence.
Pioneers of Psychology [2001 Tour] - School of Education & Psychology (3878 words)
Stanley Hall was much more important as the first organizer and administrator in American psychology than for his contribution to psychological research or theory.
Granville Stanley Hall was born of Puritan ancestry in 1844 at Ashfield, a rural hamlet in Massachusetts.
Hall's thinking concerning a whole host of psychological topics was guided by the conviction that the normal growth of the mind is to be seen as a series of evolutionary stages.
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