Herbert Sidney Langfield, Ph.D.
|Princeton University, Princeton, NJ|
|Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany|
Langfeld grew up in Philadelphia and was initially drawn to a diplomatic career. He was working for the American Embassy in Berlin when he was attracted to psychology. He earned a PhD in 1909 at the University of Berlin. He took a faculty position at Harvard University and ultimately went to Princeton University, where he became the psychological laboratory director and later the department chair for psychology.
Langfeld was APA president in 1930. He also held leadership positions with the International Congress of Psychology and the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.