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Term: Jastrow, Joseph 1863 - 1944

Definition:

professor, psychologist, author, b. Warsaw, Poland. He migrated to the U.S. in the 1870's and was graduated from the Univ. of Pennsylvania (A,B., 1882; A.M., 1885) and Johns Hopkins Univ. (Ph.D., 1886). In 1888 he came to the Univ. of Wisconsin as the first full-time professor of psychology and served in this capacity until 1927. Jastrow was in charge of the psychological section of the Chicago World Exposition of 1893, and in 1900 was elected president of the American Psychological Association. After leaving Wisconsin, Jastrow moved to New York City where he taught at the New School for Social Research (1927- 1933), wrote a daily newspaper column entitled "Keeping Mentally Fit," (1928-1932) and lectured weekly over the radio (1935-1938). A popularizer of the science of psychology, Jastrow was active in exposing fake mediums and spiritualists. He was the author of several books on experimental psychology, and among his major works were Fact and Fable in Psychology (1900), The Subsconscious (1906), Character and Temperament (1915), and The House That Freud Built (1932). Who's Who in Amer., 21 (1940); Amer. Jour. Psychology, 57 (1944); Psychological Review, 51 (1944); R. G. Thwaites, ed., Univ. of Wis. (Madison, 1900); Madison Capital Times, Jan. 8, 1944; J. Jastrow Papers.

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Joseph Jastrow Papers for details.

View a related article at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.

View newspaper clippings at Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles.

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]

68 records found

Jackamonis, Ed G. 1939
Jackson, James Albert 1840 - 1921
Jackson, Joseph 1812 - 1881
Jackson, Jr., Robert L. 1936
Jackson, Mortimer Melville 1809 - 1889
Jacobs, Herbert Henry 1864 - 1948
Jacobs, William Henry 1831 - 1882
Jahnke, Franklin M. 1900
James, Ada Lois 1876 - 1952
James, Edwin, 1797-1861 
Janssen, Edward H. 1815 - 1877
Jaronitzky, June 1938
Jarreau, Al 1940 -
Jastrow, Joseph 1863 - 1944
Jauch, Robert 1945
Jefferson, Thomas (descendants in Wisconsin)
Jeffery, Thomas B. 1845 - 1910
Jenkins, James Graham 1834 - 1921
Jenkins, John James 1843 - 1911
Jens, Salome 1935 -
Jensen, Scott R. 1960
Jeskewitz, Suzanne 1942
Jewett, Milo Parker 1808 - 1882
Jews in Wisconsin
Jogues, Fr. Isaac, 1607-1646
Johnson, Alfred Stanley, jr. 1863 - 1932
Johnson, Burdette Jay 1826 - 1902
Johnson, Daniel Harris 1825 - 1900
Johnson, Gary K. 1939
Johnson, Jay W. 1943
Johnson, John Anders 1832 - 1901
Johnson, John, dates unverified
Johnson, Lawrence H. 1908
Johnson, Lester R. 1901
Johnson, Raymond C. 1936
Johnson, Robert I. 1928
Johnson, Samuel Curtis 1833 - 1919
Johnson, Warren S. 1847 - 1911
Johnson, William A. 1922
Johnsrud, Duwayne 1943
Johnston, Kirsten 1967 -
Johnston, Robert Alexander 1846 - 1907
Johnston, Robert G. 1957
Johnston, Rod
Joliet, Louis
Jolliet, Louis 1645 - 1700
Jonas, Charles 1840 - 1896
Jones, Benjamin 1795 - 1881
Jones, Burr W. 1846 - 1935
Jones, Chester Lloyd 1881 - 1941
Jones, George W. (1853 - 1935)
Jones, George Wallace 1804 - 1896
Jones, Granville Duane 1856 - 1924
Jones, James Monroe 1824 - 1898
Jones, Jenkin Lloyd 1843 - 1918
Jones, John Reynolds (1851 - 1928)
Jones, Joseph E. 1914
Jones, Lewis Ralph 1864 - 1945
Jones, Milo Cornelius 1849 - 1919
Jones, Nellie [Sawyer] Kedzie 1858 - 1956
Jones, William Arthur 1844 - 1912
Joss, Addie 1880 - 1911
Juday, Chancey 1871 - 1944
Judd, Truman H. 1817 - 1884
Juneau, Solomon 1793 - 1856
Jung, Phillip 1845 - 1911
Junkermann, Otto C.
Jussen, Edmund 1830-1891

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