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Women in Psychology Adrienne Martin PSY/310 Cassandra Robinson

Introduction: Margaret Floy Washburn was born on July 25th, 1871 in New York..She was an only child who spent much of her time reading books and acquiring all the knowledge her small mind could handle .Her father was an Episcopal minister and he had a parish in a small Orange County village for two years. Her family then moved to a modest river city in Kingston, where she obtained her high-school education. This later led her to go on to Vassar College. After leaving New York she entered a public school and was wrongly entered into a grade that was too high where she had much trouble with mathematics but due to her diligence she entered high school at the age of twelve. Washburn decided to go to Vassar in 1886 for the fall semester of but at this point in time there were not any majors accepted in the curriculum at Vassar. Latin, , Math, Chemistry, English and Physics, were required during a student’s sophomore year; Ethics and Psychology in the senior year but there was not a requirement to continue in any of the other subjects.
Margaret Floy Washburn, Psychology’s Feminist Voices. (www.feministvoices.com) In the conclusion of her senior term she discovered that she had two principal learning interests, the field science and the study of philosophy. She soon learned of a psychological laboratory that had just been set up at Columbia by a man by the name of Dr. Raymond Cattell, who had arrived the year prior from the Leipzig laboratory. She was driven to be accepted as his student, and her family moved to New York for the year so that she would be able to attend. Columbia had never before allowed a woman graduate student…...

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