Władysław Heinrich

Władysław Heinrich (1869–1957) was a psychologist, historian of philosophy, and pioneer of conducting psychological experiments in Poland on visual and auditory impressions, memory processes, perception, and attention. He strove to unify Polish psychological terminology.


In 1914, together with Franciszek Bujak, he proposed the establishment of a Faculty of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University, but this was not organised. Instead, he managed to bring about the establishment of the Pedagogical College (1921), of which he became director, the Department of Pedagogy (1927) and the Department of Pedagogical Psychology (1928).


He took an active part in scientific life. He participated in the Congress of American Psychologists in New Haven (1906), the 3rd International Conference on the Applications of Psychology (1927), the Psychotechnical Congress in Utrecht (1928), the 7th International Congress of Philosophy in Oxford (1930); and he was chairman at the National Congress of Philosophers in Zakopane (1947). From 1923 to 1935, he served as editor-in-chief of the “Kwartalnik Filozoficzny” (“Philosophical Quarterly”).

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