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Boris Sidis (/ ˈsaɪdɪs /; October 12, 1867 – October 24, 1923) was a Russian-American psychologist, physician, psychiatrist, and philosopher of education. Sidis founded the New York State Psychopathic Institute and the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. He was the father of child prodigy William James Sidis.
BORIS SIDIS was born at Kieff, Russia, May 6, 1868, the son of Moses and Mary (Marmor) Sidis. He died at Portsmouth, N.H., Oct. 24, 1923.
"An uncompromising intellectual honesty that impelled him to a blunt outrightness with regard to whatever seemed to him erroneous or mischievous, and it is not difficult to understand why during his lifetime Boris Sidis did not enjoy the full measure of recognition which he merited, and which it would seem certain will eventually be accorded to him."
the psychology of suggestion a research into the subconscious nature of man and society . by. boris sidis, m. a., ph. d. associate in psychology at the pathological institute of the new york state hospitals . with an introduction by prof. william james, of harvard university . new york d. appleton and company © 1898
by Boris Sidis (Author), ADAM ALONZI (Foreword) 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 ratings Hailed as a genius by William James, Boris Sidis at once one of the most pivotal, controversial, substantial, and forgotten thinkers of the twentieth century.
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Jan 20, 2021 · Boris Sidis William James Sidis (pronounced Sy-dis) was born in 1898 in Manhattan, New York. His parents, Boris and Sarah, were Jewish immigrants who had fled the pogroms in Ukraine in the 1880s. His parents were equally intelligent and ambitious.
Dec 06, 2013 · Boris and Sarah Sidis were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants who were both brilliant. Having fled the Ukrainian due to political and religious persecution, they decided to settle in New York City. Boris was a psychologist who quickly became known (and somewhat infamous) for his work with hypnosis and his studying of mental disorders.
Jun 04, 2020 · Wikimedia Commons Boris Sidis, William’s father, was a polyglot and he wanted his son to be one as well. When William James Sidis was just 18 months old, he was able to read The New York Times. By the time he was 6 years old, he could speak in multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Turkish, and Armenian.
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Jan 23, 2011 · Long before the "Tiger Mother" phenomenon, around 1910, a man named Boris Sidis was touting his child-rearing methods. To those who knew of his son, William James Sidis was quite possibly the...
Jul 17, 2015 · William James Sidis (it’s pronounced Sy-dis) was born in New York on April 1, 1898. His Ukrainian-born father, Boris Sidis, had emigrated to the United States in 1887, after two years’ imprisonment in czarist Russia, as punishment for teaching reading to peasants.
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