William James, most famous for his work - a book named Principles of Psychology, was born in New York in 1842. He received a medical degree from Harvard University in 1869 and at age 30 he accepted the teaching position at Harvard that launched his outstanding career in psychology. In 1875 James established at Harvard one of the first psychology demonstration teaching laboratories in the world. His interests were varied, he wrote about habit, consciousness, personality, emotion, and religion. James continued to write, lecture, and travel until his death in 1910 at his country home in New Hampshire.
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