Karl Spencer Lashley, professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and one of the most important figures in American psychology during the past decade has received an appointment as professor of psychology for next year, it was announced a University Hall.
Professor Lashley has developed work on the functions of the brain by physiological methods of direct ablation. His work has become increasingly important and has led to some modification of fundamental concepts in this field. He was president of the American Psychological Association in 1929.
Professor Lashley received an A.B., 1910, University of West Virginia; M.S., 1911, University of Pittsburgh; and Ph.D., 1914. Johns Hopkins. He was a member of the faculty of the University of Minnesota from 1917 to 1926; was psychologist under the Behavior Research Fund of the Institute for Juvenile Research, 1927-29; and has been professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago since 1929.