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Myers, Charles Samuel, 1873-1946 (psychologist)



Charles Samuel Myers (1873-1946), psychologist, was born in London on 13 March 1873. He attended the City of London School, and entered Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1891, becoming a Fellow in 1919. In 1898 he joined the Cambridge anthropological expedition to the Torres Straits, where he carried out experimental studies on the sensory reactions of the natives and studied their music. He returned to Cambridge in 1902, and was demonstrator in experimental psychology, 1904-1907, and university lecturer and reader, 1907-1930. He was also Professor of Experimental Psychology at King's College, London, 1906-1909. Myers moved to London in 1922, becoming principal of the National Institute of Industrial Psychology, which he had founded with H.J. Welch in 1921, and devoted himself to its development. He died at Winsford Glebe, Somerset, on 12 October 1946.

Found in 123 Collections and/or Records:

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Portrait of Professor James Ward: List of Subscribers , 1914

Reference Code: GBR/3377/CSMyers/1/2/1
Scope and Contents From the Item:

Keynes recommends Duncan Grant, one of the 'Bloomsbury Group' artists and known for slightly experimental work, as someone to consider as portraitist of Ward. Keynes mentions that he has seen a picture by McEvoy (a favoured candidate) but that in his opinion McEvoy's style is 'old fashioned'. Keynes speaks of the need, nevertheless, to satisfy the 'subscribers' (those who are contributing to the cost of the portrait). Of course, McEvoy was eventually awarded the commission.

Dates: 1914

Report by the Director, 1914

Reference Code: GBR/3377/EPLab/2/5
Scope and Contents

The report announces that planned courses of lectures have had to be cancelled and that it has been impossible to start a course in Psychology that year. However, a Mr Fox, Lecturer at the Training College for Schoolmasters, has been able to conduct a class in Educational Psychology.

Dates: 1914

Summary of Report from the Psychological Laboratory, Cambridge, for month ending August 16th 1918, 19180816

Reference Code: GBR/3377/EPLab/2/6
Scope and Contents

These notes constitute a writing-up of an investigation conducted at the Psychology Laboratory. The purpose is described as follows: 'It was decided first chiefly to investigate the question of individual variability from day to day in auditory acuity and ? localisation. The object of the research was to ascertain how far the tests as they are at present applied at the Crystal Palace, may be regarded as giving a reliable measure of a subject's ability.'

Dates: 19180816

'The Eskimo Music' by Hjalmar Thuren and William Thalbitzer, 1911

Reference Code: GBR/3377/CSMyers/5/1/9
Scope and Contents

There are two parts to this: Part I, 'On the Eskimo Music' and Part II, 'Melodies from East Greenland'.

Dates: 1911

'The Influence of Ultra-Violet Rays on Industrial Output', 19280602

Reference Code: GBR/3377/CSMyers/3/4
Scope and Contents

This research consisted of an experiment into the influence of ultraviolet rays on the output of girls engaged in the manufacture of chocolates for J. Lyons & Co.

Dates: 19280602
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