Death of Russian Scientist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov

Death of Russian Scientist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
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Ivan Petrovich Pavlov dies in Leningrad. Originally he expected to have a religious career, but he abandoned that in favor of science. Ivan Petrovich Pavlov made important contributions to the field of psychology even though he was not himself a psychologist. He was in fact a trained mathematician and physiologist.

Under his direction, the Department of Physiology at the Institute of Experimental Medicine at St. Petersburg became one of the most productive and important research centers in the world when it came to physiology. Between 1891 and 1900 he performed most of his studies here on behavior and digestion.

By studying the development of conditional reflexes, Pavlov discovered that it was possible to study psychological phenomena objectively rather than relying solely on subjective, personal reports.


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