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Biographical entry Martin, Alfred Horatio (1883 - 1953)

Born
9 May 1883
Corsham, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Died
31 March 1953
Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Psychologist

Summary

Alfred Martin was a psychologist the early part of whose career was spent teaching in New South Wales public schools. Awarded the Irrawang Travelling Scholarship in 1919 he completed his PhD at Columbia University in 1921. Returning to Sydney he taught experimental psychology at the University of Sydney and had responsibility for setting up an experimental laboratory. Martin was a founding member and Secretary of the Australasian Association of Psychology and Philosophy. In 1926 he founded the Australian Institute of Industrial Psychology which under his direction pioneered the use in Australia of aptitude tests for vocational guidance and selection.

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1886
Life event - Migrated to Sydney with his family
1899 - c. 1919
Career position - Taught at New South Wales public schools
1917
Education - BA, University of Sydney
1919
Award - Irrawang Travelling Scholarship
1919
Education - MA, University of Sydney
1921
Career position - Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Sydney
1921
Education - PhD, Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.
1923 - 1928
Career position - Foundation Secretary, Australasian Association of Psychology and Philosophy
1926
Career position - Founded Australian Institute of Industrial Psychology

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