Horatio Rimoldi, PhD
|Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Mathematics and Experimental Psychology||Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina|
Horacio J.A. Rimoldi (1913-2006) and his signification in the Latin American Psychology frame. Horacio J.A. Rimoldi (1913-2006) has been an important figure in Latin American Psychology, in the 20th Century. He was born in Buenos Aires (República Argentina), he was a student of Nobel Prize winner physiologist B.A. Houssay, and then he furthered his training with L.L.Thurstone in Chicago. He was a pioneer in Cognitive Psychology, doing interesting research in problem solving, and stressed the relevance of the placement in which information is introduced in a thinking process for its right solution. He promoted the experimental and quantitative approaches to psychology, and was the founder of some laboratories in Argentina, the United States and Uruguay, and a center for experimental and mathematical Psychology in Buenos Aires (CIIPME), well-known for its interdisciplinary approach to research.