Ágúst H. Bjarnason

Psychologist, Deceased Person

1875 – 1952


Who was Ágúst H. Bjarnason?

Ágúst H. Bjarnason was the son of Hákon Bjarnason, and Jóhanna K. Þorleifsdóttir. Ágúst was a pioneer in teaching psychology in Iceland and the first one to write books on psychology in Icelandic.

A revolution begin in Icelandic psychological history when Ágúst and Guðmundur Finnbogason went to study psychology and philosophy at University of Copenhagen. They both finished masters degrees in 1901 and then doctorals in 1911. They both had psychology as majors. The mentor of Ágúst was Harald Høffding. Ágúst's doctoral dissertation was about the French philosopher Jean-Marie Guyau.


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Aug 20, 1875
Also known as
  • Ágúst Bjarnason
  • University of Copenhagen
Sep 22, 1952

on July 23, 2013