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date: 08 May 2021

Tolman, Edward Chacelocked

(14 April 1886–19 November 1959)
  • Nancy K. Innis


Tolman, Edward Chace (14 April 1886–19 November 1959), experimental psychologist and learning theorist, was born in West Newton, Massachusetts, the son of Mary Chace and James Pike Tolman, a successful manufacturer and trustee of MIT. His elder brother, Richard Tolman, became a world-renowned physical chemist. Edward Tolman attended MIT from 1906 to 1911 and graduated with an S.B. in electrochemistry. After taking summer courses in philosophy and psychology at Harvard in 1911, he decided on a career in psychology and entered the graduate program at Harvard. He received an A.M. in 1912 and a Ph.D. in 1915, under ...

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