William T. James papers

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1930 – 1960
Scope and Content Note: Five films that highlight Dr. James' dog and opossum behavioral research.
Biographical Note: A Cornell graduate, William T. James joined the University of Georgia's Psychology Department in 1946. Dr. James continued as a member of the UGA Psychology Department's faculty for 24 years, serving as department head for three years. He was well-known for his research in the the field of animal behavior, especially that of dogs and opossums. In fact, Dr. James came to be considered the world's leading authority on the learning ability of the opossum. Upon his retirement in 1970, James was named Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UGA. In addition to being the author of numerous scholarly articles, James was a member of the Psi Chi, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi honorary societies. These materials were collected by former department head, Dr. Roger Thomas, for his studies into the history of the UGA Psychology Department.
Extent: 5 items; 16mm
Provenance: Hargrett Library
Cite Collection As: William T. James papers, har-ua0042, Walter J. Brown Media Archive, University of Georgia

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