Talk:Hermann Ebbinghaus

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Place of death ambiguous[edit]

The German version of this page has his place of death as Breslau. This page has Halle, which is ambiguous. Which one is it? --Tesscass (talk) 23:59, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Using Google, I've found 3 other references to his place of death:

--Tesscass (talk) 20:54, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

If it's Halle, it's certainly the one in Saxony-Anhalt, that's the one that has a university. Can't say about Breslau. Fut.Perf. 21:56, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
It's quite possible that his "place of death" has been confused with where he was interred. This often happens.If one of these is where the grave is, likely the other is where he died. Not definitive, but it might be a hint toward an answer. My German is not great, but you might try requesting help from Dr.wiki. My experience has been that any if not most German wikipedians speak excellent English. Rags (talk) 07:42, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Relevant sources for research on H.Ebbinghaus[edit]

I am currently working on updating some of the information and citations on this particular article in hopes of clearing up some questions, such as the one above. Below I've listed a few of the sites that I am looking at for information (one of which is the translated works of the original "Memory: A Crontribution to Experimental Psychology") — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ahuffman09 (talkcontribs) 18:18, 27 April 2012 (UTC) http://www.indiana.edu/~intell/stern.shtml http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Hermann_Ebbinghaus.aspx http://vlp.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/people/data?id=per311 http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Ebbinghaus/index.htm — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ahuffman09 (talkcontribs) 18:13, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Example Syllables[edit]

BOK sounds like Bach and YAT like yacht. I don't think Ebbinghaus would have used those examples. 73.189.42.59 (talk) 02:18, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

interesting challenge. I agree, it makes sense to change it. Keeping in mind that the experiments are being conducted in German, in the late 19th century, what might we use more appropriately instead? QUH & TAJ? Fb2ts (talk) 18:57, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Spelling his name[edit]

I believe Ebbinghaus's first name to be spelled correctly in this article, as Hermann, with the double "n", is a standard German spelling. That said, I intend to change the spelling in some of the Anglo/American psychology articles, such as "Cognition." I am assuming that those of you who are expert on this subject (which I am not) know how to spell the man's name correctly. If there is any doubt in this matter, please let me know.Rags (talk) 07:54, 31 October 2016 (UTC)