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Margaret Floy Washburn
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Born (1871-07-25)July 25, 1871
Died October 29, 1939(1939-10-29) (aged 68)
Alma mater Vassar College (graduated in absentia in 1893), Cornell University
Known for Past president, American Psychological Association
Scientific career
Doctoral advisor Edward B. Titchener

Margaret Floy Washburn (July 25, 1871 – October 29, 1939), leading American psychologist in the early 20th century, was best known for her experimental work in animal behavior and motor theory development. She was the first woman to be granted a PhD in psychology (1894), and the second woman, after Mary Whiton Calkins, to serve as an APA President (1921). A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Washburn as the 88th most cited psychologist of the 20th century, tied with John Garcia, James J. Gibson, David Rumelhart, Louis Leon Thurstone, and Robert S. Woodworth.

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