Albert Poffenberger

Albert T. Poffenberger (1885–1977) was an American psychologist and a past president of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Albert Poffenberger
BornOctober 23, 1885
DiedDecember 24, 1977(1977-12-24) (aged 92)
Known forPast president, American Psychological Association
Scientific career
InstitutionsColumbia University[1]

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Poffenberger graduated from Harrisburg High School and Bucknell University. He was on the faculty of Columbia University.[2] He authored textbooks titled Psychology in Advertising and Applied Psychology: Its Principles and Methods. He was APA president in 1934.[3]


  1. Wenzel, Bernice (1979). "Obituary: Albert Theodore Poffenberger (1885-1977)". American Psychologist. 34 (1): 88–90. doi:10.1037/h0078255. PMID 396834. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  2. Schoenfeld, W. N. (1979). "Albert Theodore Poffenberger". American Journal of Psychology. 92 (1): 143–149. JSTOR 1421488.
  3. Koppes, Laura L. (ed.) (2014). Historical Perspectives in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Psychology Press. p. 276. ISBN 978-1317824480.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
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