Finding aid for the Martin Scheerer papers


Title:
Martin Scheerer papers
Repository:
Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology
Phone: 330-972-7285
http://www.uakron.edu/chp
Creator:
Scheerer, Martin, 1900-1961
Dates:
1939-1961
Quantity:
9.57 linear feet
Abstract:
The Martin Scheerer papers consist largely of student reports, dissertations and classroom materials from courses taught by Scheerer. There is also a small amount of psychological tests and testing material.
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Identification:
p15960coll10/id/1239
Location:
Boxes M71-M90.9, M7559
Language:
The records are in English

Biography of Martin Scheerer

Martin Scheerer was born in Germany in the year 1900. In 1931, he earned the PhD from the University of Hamburg. At that school, he studied under Ernst Cassirer and William Stern. Scheerer immigrated to the United States; Gardner Murphy recruited him to teach at the City College of New York. Scheerer later took a position at the University of Kansas in 1948, where he worked until his death.

Scheerer studied Gestalt, phenomenological, and cognitive psychology. He is best known for the measures that he co-developed with Kurt Goldstein. Goldstein was a German-born professor at the City College of New York. In 1941, they released the Goldstein-Scheerer Tests of Abstract and Concrete Thinking. Later, they also released the Goldstein-Scheerer Cube Test, the Goldstein-Scheerer Object Sorting Test, and the Wigl-Goldstein-Scheerer Color Form Sorting Test.

Scheerer died young, in 1961. The following year, the University of Kansas held the Martin Scheerer Memorial Meetings on Cognitive Psychology in his honor.

Scope and Content

The Martin Scheerer papers consist largely of student reports, dissertations and classroom materials from courses taught by Scheerer. Written works by Scheerer and other professionals are also present in this collection; topics include William Stern clinical psychology, schizophrenia, and personality theory.

Statement of Arrangement

The Martin Scheerer papers are organized into folders by topic within 29 document cases.

Restrictions on Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Subject Headings

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects:

History of psychology
Psychological tests
Psychologists
Psychology
Schizophrenia
Testing

Persons:

Scheerer, Martin, 1900-1961
Stern, William, 1871-1938

Custodial History

The Martin Scheerer papers were retained as storage for a number of years by Gerald Goldstein before donation to the CCHP.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: [identification of item], [folder number, box number], Archives of the History of American Psychology, The Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology - The University of Akron