Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories

2012 Edition
| Editors: Robert W. Rieber

Seashore, Carl E.

  • David C. Devonis
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0463-8_117

Basic Biographical Information

Born: January 28, 1866; Died: October 16, 1949.

Born in Sweden and quietly proud of that heritage, Carl Seashore – the Americanized form of his original name, Sjöstrand – grew up in Iowa and, after his undergraduate work in education at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and his graduate work in psychology at Yale under first Ladd and then Scripture, began in 1897, a career at the University of Iowa which lasted for the rest of his life. He became head of the Department of Psychology and Philosophy in 1905 and Graduate Dean in 1908, a position he held until 1936 and which he resumed during the Second World War for 4 years.

Major Accomplishments/Contributions

In psychology Seashore was an experimentalist, about equally balanced between apparatus-driven laboratory experimentation and psychological testing. Over his career he constructed many devices for the measurement of vision, audition, and learning and regularly provided reviews of newly developed...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyGraceland UniversityLamoniUSA