Noted for: Personality Trait Theory, research on prejudice and discrimination
Gordon Willard Allport spent nearly his entire
Noted for: the first major history of psychology, visual perception research
Edwin Garrigues “Gary” Boring was an
Noted for: the modern science of language acquisition; word learning; language and thought; power and solidarity in language; the “tip of the
Noted for: the “Cognitive Revolution,” the “new look” in perception; “A Study of Thinking;" research on children’s cognitive development and
Noted for: Paired-associate learning paradigm in memory research; first female president of the American
Noted for: factor analysis of personality; models of the factorial structure of personality and intelligence; “fluid” versus “
Noted for: Psychosocial theory of human development; “the identity crisis”; psychobiography.
Noted for: The “Matching Law” of the allocation of behavior; the training of complex visual concepts in pigeons; intelligence and class
William James, philosopher and psychologist, was instrumental in establishing Harvard's psychology department, which at its inception was tied to the
Noted for: The search for the “engram”; representation and processing in the mammalian cerebral cortex; localization and mass action in the
Noted for: the effects of psychotropic drugs; the 1960s counterculture
One of the stranger claims to fame of the
Noted for: Research in child development and family dynamics; the first comprehensive empirical survey of gender differences.
Noted for: Human achievement and motivation research; “Need for Achievement” motive.
An expert in human motivation, David
Noted for: Obedience to authority; social networks; the “small world” effect; “six degrees of separation”).
Noted for: The Cognitive Revolution; helping to found the fields of cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, and cognitive neuroscience;
Noted for: Pioneering applied psychology in industry, law, medicine, and education
Hugo Münsterberg came to Harvard in 1892
Noted for: Personality research
Henry A. Murray completed his undergraduate studies in history at Harvard in 1915. More
Noted for: advocacy of behaviorism and its application to all aspects of psychology and life; schedules of reinforcement; programmed learning
Noted for: The Power Law; magnitude estimation techniques; psychophysical scaling; measurement theory
In 1934 Stanley Smith
The only Nobel Prize awarded to a scientist for work in the Department of Psychology at Harvard went to a biophysicist who had spent much of his early