Sumner, Francis Cecil
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Sumner (1895–1954) was born in Pine Bluff, AK, USA. Educational facilities and opportunities were poor for blacks in the South, but Sumner received an acceptable elementary school education in Norfolk, VA, and Plainfield, NJ. However, the high schools were so inferior that Sumner did not attend. Nevertheless, with the assistance of his father, he learned enough to gain entry by examination to Lincoln University in 1911. In 1915, he was graduated with honors in English, Greek, Latin, modern foreign languages, and philosophy. With the encouragement of G. Stanley Hall, the eminent American psychologist and President of Clark College and University (Worcester, MA), Sumner earned a second bachelors degree at Clark in English (1916). Back to Lincoln and while teaching German and psychology, Sumner earned the M.A. degree (1917). Undecided whether to continue his doctoral studies in German or psychology, Sumner was offered full financ ...
- Guthrie, R. V. (2004). Even the rat was white (The Allyn & Bacon classics in psychology series 2nd ed.). Boston: Pearson.
- Sumner, F. C. (1922). Psychoanalysis of Freud and Adler or sex-determinism and character formation. Pedagogical Seminary, 29, 139–168.
- Thomas, R. K. (1999). Francis Cecil Sumner (1895–1954). In J. A. Garraty (Ed.), American national biography. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Sumner, Francis Cecil
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- Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories
- pp 1049-1050
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