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Carl Seashore

Carl Seashore.

Carl Emil Seashore (January 28, 1866 – October 16, 1949) was a prominent American psychologist.


  • Background 1
  • Career 2
  • Selected works 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5
  • External links 6


Seashore was born in Mörlunda,

Educational offices
Preceded by
Walter Bowers Pillsbury
20th President of the American Psychological Association
Succeeded by
Edward Lee Thorndike

External links

  • Miles, Walter R. In Biographical Memoirs (pages 256-316) NY: Columbia University Press. 1956
  • Addis, Laird. "Carl Emil Seashore," Iowa Biographical Dictionary, edited by David Hudson, Marvin Bergmann, and Loren Horton, University of Iowa Press, 2008, 447-448.

Further reading

  1. ^ Stoddard, George D., "Carl Emil Seashore: 1866-1949", The American Journal of Psychology, Vol. 63, No. 3 (Jul., 1950), pp. 456-462, University of Illinois Press.
  2. ^ Dr. Seashore Ranked as One of Top Alumni (by Dr. John S. Kendall, Professor of Psychology and President of Gustavus Adolphus College) (]


  • Elementary Experiments in Psychology (New York, H. Holt and Company, 1908)
  • The Measurement of Musical Talent (New York, G. Schirmer, 1915)
  • The Psychology of Musical Talent (Boston, New York [etc.] Silver, Burdett and Company, 1919)
  • Introduction to Psychology (New York, Macmillan, 1923)
  • Approaches to the Science of Music and Speech (Iowa City, The University, 1933)
  • Psychology of Music (New York, London, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1938)
  • Why we love music (Philadelphia, Oliver Ditson company, Theodore Presser co., distributors, 1941)
  • In Search of Beauty in Music : a scientific approach to musical esthetics (New York, The Ronald Press Company, 1947)

Selected works

Seashore was particularly interested in audiology, the psychology of music, the psychology of speech and stuttering, the psychology of the graphic arts and measuring motivation and scholastic aptitude. He devised the Seashore Tests of Musical Ability in 1919, a version of which is still used in schools in the United States. His interests in the fine arts led to a joint effort with Professor Norman Meier and the publication of the Meier-Seashore Art Judgment Test in 1929. His complete publication list from 1893 to 1949 includes 237 books and articles.[2]

After a trip to Europe and a subsequent fellowship at Yale, he accepted a permanent position at the University of Iowa where he spent the remaining 50 years of his life. There, he was eventually made chairman of the department of psychology and Dean of the Graduate School.


. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Seashore became a member of the Iowa Beta chapter of [1]

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