By Jilian McGugan

Calkins Early Life Born on March 30. 1863 in Hartford. Connecticut. Eldest of five children. Close to her family .

1892 .Education In 1884. but was denied a degree.Admitted to Harvard as a "guest. Graduated from Smith College with a concentration in classics and philosophy.Began attending lectures at Harvard taught by William James and Josiah Royce." 1895 .Presented thesis to Harvard faculty. . 1890 .

First job as a Greek tutor at Wellesley College. 1898.Mary Calkins Work 1887. Taught at Wellesley until she retired in 1929. Created the first psychology laboratory in a women’s college. .Professor of philosophy and psychology at Wellesley College.

color theory. emotion. and dreams.” Paired-associate technique . association.Mary Calkins Work “Self-Psychology” Studying memory “Space and time consciousness.


An Introduction to Psychology (1901). The Persistent Problems of Philosophy (1907). and The Good Man and the Good (1918). Hundred professional journals. 1908.Calkins Accomplishments First woman president of the American Psychological Association.Ranked twelfth for being a leading psychologists in the United States. Published several books of philosophy and psychology. .

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