Friedrich Schumann (psychologist)

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Friedrich Schumann (* 1863 ; † 1940 ) was a German psychologist .

Friedrich Schumann completed his habilitation in 1892 with Georg Elias Müller in Göttingen. From 1894 to 1905 he was Carl Stumpf's assistant in Berlin. In 1904 he was a founding member of the "Society for Experimental Psychology" in Gießen (renamed the German Society for Psychology in 1929 ). From 1905 to 1910 he was full professor of philosophy in Zurich and head of the psychological laboratory. After the death of Hermann Ebbinghaus (1909) he was co-editor of the "Journal for Psychology and Sensory Physiology". From 1910 to 1929 he headed the Institute for Psychology in Frankfurt am Main. The experimental psychology laboratory in Frankfurt, headed by Schumann, made an important contribution to the formation of the Frankfurt and Berlin Schools of Gestalt Psychology ( Max Wertheimer , Kurt Goldstein , Wolfgang Köhler , Kurt Koffka ).

In 1938 he was elected a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina .

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