Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Münsterberg, Hugo

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MÜNSTERBERG, HUGO, a German American psychologist; born in Danzig in 1863, died in America in 1916. After receiving his doctorate at Leipsic in 1885, he taught psychology at Freiburg from 1887-1892. In the latter year he came to America as professor of psychology at Harvard University, and from that time on most of his work was done in the United States. In 1910-1911 he returned to Germany as the Harvard exchange professor at the University of Berlin. The latter part of his life was given to the attempt to make practical application of the psychological principles taught by him. During the period before the United States entered the war against Germany he wrote extensively in support of his country's cause.