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Early Auditory Studies: Activities in the Psychology Laboratories of American Universities

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dc.contributor.author Davis, Audrey B. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-27T18:29:59Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-18T18:01:44Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-27T18:29:59Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-18T18:01:44Z
dc.date.issued 1975 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology; 31 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0081-0258 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/2430 en_US
dc.description.abstract The last quarter of the nineteenth century was a formative period for experimental psychology. American pioneers in the field joined their Continental colleagues in basing the "new" psychology on the methods, apparatus, and experiments of physics and physiology. Hermann von Helmholtz, claimed by both fields, was a pilot in their new endeavors. Auditory studies reflect this general pattern. Specialized equipment used in the psychology acoustics laboratory ranged from models of the anatomy of the ear, mechanical models to explain the functions of the ear, sound producers, receivers and measurers, to analyzers and synthesizers. Discussion of the role of the instruments in posing and answering subject-related questions of the psychologist leads to further questions on the development of the intellectual and physical institutions of psychological research. en_US
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dc.title Early Auditory Studies: Activities in the Psychology Laboratories of American Universities en_US
dc.identifier.srbnumber 113134 en_US
dc.identifier.eISSN 1948-6006 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5479/si.00810258.31.1
rft.jtitle Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology
rft.issue 31
rft.spage 1
rft.epage 39


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