Margaret Floy Washburn

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Bolles, R. C. (1993) The story of psychology: a thematic history (pp 139 & 231-232). Pacifici Grove, Calif. : Brooks/Cole Pub. Co. The author writes about men and women contributions to the psychology we know today. My focus is on the life, career, inspirations and contributions of Margaret Floy Washburn. Ms. Washburn is known as the first women to have earned her Ph.D. She is the second woman to be elected into the National Academy of Sciences. I believe this would make a good resource for my paper because it highlights the contributions of Ms. Washburn. Boyano, J. T., & Mérida, J. M. (2013). Estudios sobre emociones revividas en Margaret Floy Washburn (1871-1939). = Studies on revived emotions in Margaret Floy Washburn (1871-1939). Revista De Historia De La Psicología, 34(3), 81-102. The authors in this article analyze the Ms. Washburn’s research done on emotion and memory. They explore issues on how temperament affects emotional processing, how the emotions adapt in situations, they assess the relationship between emotion and memory. I believe this article will be helpful in my paper because it will provide an insight of how Ms. Washburn’s research were conducted and the results. Although the original article is written in spanish, I am…show more content…
She begins with her childhood years, progresses to her love of learning new things. She expresses her devotion for adventure and discovery. She gives accounts of her accomplishments and achievements along her lifetime. She expresses her love for science and philosophy. She states how she pursued her quest for knowledge by determining to be Dr. Cattell’s pupil and insist she study under him. She reviews her times at Cornel, Vassar, and Colombia. This article will be a terrific asset to my paper because it provides information Ms. Washburn wishes to express and be
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