Hanfmann, Eugenia, 1905-1983 Edit


Agent Type


  • 1905-03-03 – 1983-09 (Existence)

Name Forms

  • Hanfmann, Eugenia, 1905-1983


  • Biography/Historical Note

    Eugenia Hanfmann's life encompassed a childhood during the Russian revolution through studies in Germany to a distinguished career in the United States. She did research in Kurt Koffka's laboratory at Smith College, later at Worcester State Hospital, and then in Chicago where she developed, with Jacob Kasanin, the Hanfmann‐Kasanin test. She taught at Mount Holyoke College before she joined the staff of the OSS Assessment Program in 1944. After the war she became a member of the Department of Social Relations at Harvard and also the Russian Research Institute there. In 1953 she went to Brandeis University as Professor of Psychology and Director of the Counseling Center, which she established and guided for many years. Hanf mann's interests ranged from investigations of cognitive functions to studies of personality and psychotherapeutic issues.

    "A tribute to Eugenia Hanfmann, 1905‐1983" Marianne L. Simmel Ph.D. First published: October 1986 https://doi.org/10.1002/1520-6696(198610)22:4<348::AID-JHBS2300220406>3.0.CO;2-E