Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories

2012 Edition
| Editors: Robert W. Rieber

Singer, Edgar

  • David O. Clark
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0463-8_190

Edgar Arthur Singer Jr. (1873–1955) was born in Philadelphia. He earned Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1892, and he received his Ph.D. in 1894 under the supervision of George S. Fullerton (1859–1925). In the historical consciousness, Singer was a philosopher at the University of Pennsylvania during the first half of the twentieth century, but by any criteria he deserves recognition in the history of psychology. He received graduate instruction from supervisors who are recognized as important psychologists, he published psychological articles, he carried out laboratory research in psychophysics, and he taught psychology. He also mentored a president of the American Psychological Association. Although known as a philosopher, Singer was also a psychologist whose contribution played a significant role in early behavioral psychology.

Singer’s Ph.D. supervisor at the University of Pennsylvania was George S. Fullerton. Fullerton was an important...

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