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Edgell, Beatrice (1871–1948), psychologist, was born on 26 October 1871 in Church Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, the youngest daughter of Edward Higginson Edgell, a bank manager, and his wife, Sarah Ann, née Buckle. She attended Notting Hill High School for Girls, London, and the ...

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Himmelweit [née Litthauer], Hildegard Therese (1918–1989), social psychologist, was born on 20 February 1918 in Berlin, Germany, the younger child and only daughter of Dr Siegfried Litthauer (d. 1935), chemist and industrialist, and his wife, Feodore Remak. Culturally and materially this Jewish family was of high standing. ...

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Susan Sutherland Isaacs (1885–1948) by Enoch Fairhurst, 1935 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Isaacs [née Fairhurst], Susan Sutherland (1885–1948), educational psychologist and psychoanalyst, was born on 24 May 1885, at 32 Bradshaw Brow, Turton, Bolton, Lancashire, the seventh of eight children of William Fairhurst, journalist and Methodist lay preacher, and his wife, Miriam Sutherland. Fairhurst's...

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Jahoda [married names Lazarsfeld, Albu], Marie [Mitzi] (1907–2001), social psychologist, was born on 26 January 1907 in Vienna, the third of the four children of Carl Jahoda (d. 1926), businessman, and his wife, Betty, née Probst. Her elder brother, Eduard...

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Knight [née Horsey], Margaret Kennedy (1903–1983), humanist writer and psychologist, was born at Waltham College, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, on 23 November 1903, the daughter of Ernest Percival Horsey (1868–1960), schoolmaster, and his wife, Kate Marion, née Edwards (1871–1943). Raised in Harlow College, Essex...

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Marley, Hilda Gertrude [name in religion Marie Hilda] (1876–1951), psychologist and educationist, was born at Gaunless Mill, Bishop Auckland, co. Durham, on 13 October 1876, the youngest of seven children of George Marley, a miller, and his wife, Marie Anne Caroline, née...

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Newson [née Palmer], Elizabeth Ann (1929–2014), developmental psychologist, was born at 17 Bloomfield Road, Highgate, London, on 8 April 1929, the eldest of four daughters of Richard Palmer, biologist, university lecturer, schools broadcaster, and school inspector, and his wife, Mary, née...

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Pringle, Mia Lilly Kellmer (1920–1983), psychologist and first director of the National Children's Bureau, was born in Vienna on 20 June 1920, the elder child and only daughter of Samuel Kellmer, a prosperous wholesale timber merchant, and his wife, Sophie Sobel. Her younger brother, ...

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Smith, May (1879–1968), industrial psychologist, was born on 29 August 1879 at 44 Russell Street, Hulme, Chorlton, Lancashire, the elder of the two daughters of Thomas Smith, an iron turner, and his wife, Augusta, née Mathews. May Smith's father, though austere in his religious views (denouncing pastimes such as dancing as sinful), had equally strong literary and philosophical interests which ensured that discussions on such matters were commonplace within the home. After attending ...

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Verrall [née Merrifield], Margaret de Gaudrion (1857–1916), classicist and parapsychologist, was born on 21 December 1857 at 4 Dorset Gardens, Brighton, the first of two daughters of Frederic Merrifield (1831–1924), barrister, and Maria Angélique de Gaudrion (1824/5–1894).

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Wheeler, Dame Olive Annie (1886–1963), educationist and psychologist, was born on 4 May 1886 at the High Street, Brecon, the younger daughter of Henry Burford Wheeler, a master printer, and his wife, Annie Poole. After secondary education at Brecon County School for Girls...