Holt, Edwin Bissell
- Laurence D. Smith
Holt, Edwin Bissell (21 August 1873–25 January 1946), psychologist and philosopher, was born in Winchester, Massachusetts, the son of Stephen Abbott Holt, a Congregational minister, and Nancy Wyman Cutter. A precocious youth, Holt was encouraged in his interests in plant and animal life by his devoted but domineering mother. He graduated from Harvard in 1896 and studied medicine the next year at the University of Freiburg in Germany. He then began graduate work at Harvard before serving briefly in the army during the Spanish-American War. In 1900 he took a master’s degree at Columbia University under the psychologist ...