Edmund Smith Conklin

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Edmund Smith Conklin (19 April 1884 – 6 October 1942) was an American author and psychologist.

He was born in New Britain, Connecticut on April 19, 1884. He attended Clark University when G. Stanley Hall was a leading teacher. He graduated in psychology from Springfield college and Clark University.[1] He was a professor and chairman of the department of psychology at the University of Indiana.[2] He served at various times as visiting professor at the University of Chicago and Syracuse University.[3] He wrote books on abnormal psychology, anomalistic psychology and the psychology of religion.[4]

He died in a hospital in Bloomington on October 6, 1942.


  • Introductory Psychology for Students of Education [with Frank Samuel Freeman] (1939)
  • Three diagnostic Scorings for the Thurstone Personality Schedule (1937)
  • Outline of Abnormal Psychology (1936)
  • Principles of Adolescent Psychology (1935)
  • The Scale of Values Method for Studies in Genetic Psychology (1923)
  • Principles of Abnormal Psychology (1927, 1944)
  • The Foster-Child Fantasy (1920)
  • Collegiate Religious Education (1909)


  1. ^ Seashore, Robert H.; Davis, R. C.; Kantor, J. R. (1943). Edmund Smith Conklin: 1884-1942. Science. Volume 97. Issue 2522. pp. 393-394
  2. ^ Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener, Karl M. Dallenbach. (1943). The American Journal of Psychology. N. Murray. Volume 56. p. 140
  3. ^ Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science. (1942). Volume 52. p. 3
  4. ^ Psychiatric Quarterly. (1963). Volume 17. Issue 1. pp. 182-185