ERIC Number: EJ788214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 20
Literary Origins of the Term "School Psychologist" Revisited
Fagan, Thomas K.
School Psychology Review, v34 n3 p432-434 2005
Previous research on the literary origins of the term "school psychologist" is revisited, and conclusions are revised in light of new evidence. It appears that the origin of the term in the American literature occurred as early as 1898 in an article by Hugo Munsterberg, predating the usage by Wilhelm Stern in 1911. The early references to the school psychologist suggest different, but compatible, roles for psychologists functioning in school settings, and these roles continue to be reflected in the practice of school psychology.
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, United States Literature, Intellectual History, Diachronic Linguistics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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