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Douglas Alexander Spalding


Comparative psychologist. Attended lectures in literature and philosophy, Aberdeen, 1862. Entered the Middle Temple, 1866; called to the bar, 1869. Reported his experimental work on instinct in chicks at the 1872 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Became a regular reviewer for Nature and the Examiner from 1872. Became tutor to John Francis Russell in 1873, and continued his experimental work on physiological psychology.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.