German philosopher and psychologist Gustav Theodor Fechner (1811-1887) founded experimental psychology with his work on psychophysics in the 1860s. With the publication of Vorschule der Aesthetik (Preschool of Aesthetics) in 1876, he initiated the domain of experimental aesthetics.
British polymath Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911) made important contributions to domains as diverse as statistics, anthropology, meterorology, and psychometrics. With the publication of his Studies of Hereditary Genius in 1869, he began the scientific study of genius and creativity.
German philosopher Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714-1762) first used the term “aesthetics” in its modern sense in 1750, thereby giving a name to large areas of study within philosophy and scientific psychology.
These awards honor Fechner, Galton, and Baumgarten as much as they honor the recipients of the awards.
|Hans Jürgen Eysenck||1996|
|Lisa F. Smith||2014|
|Dean Keith Simonton||1996|
|Hans Jürgen Eysenck||1998|