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Roger Brown

Roger Brown

(1925-1997)
Pioneer of the Modern Science of Language
Solidarity in Language and Syntheses of Social Psychology

Roger W. Brown was Professor of Social Psychology at Harvard University from 1962 to 1994.  Today Brown is acknowledged as the founder of...

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Jerome Bruner, circa 1936 at Duke University as a junior (Image Source: The Chanticleer 1936, Wikimedia Commons)
Jerome Bruner, circa 1936 at Duke University as a junior (Image Source: The Chanticleer 1936, Wikimedia Commons)

Jerome Bruner

(1915-2016)
Perceptual Organization, Cognition, and Learning Theory
The Role of Narrative in Psychology and Law

“Any subject can be taught effectively in some intellectually honest form to any child at any stage of development.”
– from The Process of Education...

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Mary Whiton Calkins (Image Credit: Notman studio, Boston)
Mary Whiton Calkins (Image Credit: Notman studio, Boston)

Mary Whiton Calkins

(1863-1930)
Paired - Associate Learning Paradigm in Memory Research
First Woman President of the American Psychological Association

Mary Whiton Calkins was ready for an academic career before the patriarchal academic world of the late nineteenth century was ready for her. After earning...

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Raymond Cattell (Image Credit: Cattell family)
Raymond Cattell (Image Credit: Cattell family)

Raymond Cattell

(1905-1998)
Theory of Personality - 16 Base Traits
Culture - Fair Intelligence Tests

Raymond Cattell was an influential psychologist who developed new analytic techniques that allowed for more nuanced empirical measurements of the...

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Patrick Cavanagh

Patrick Cavanagh

Professor (Emeritus)
Co-founded the Vision Sciences Lab at Harvard
Research in Visual Neuroscience and Perception

Patrick Cavanagh received a degree in Engineering from McGill University in 1968. An interest in artificial intelligence led to a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Carnegie-Mellon in 1972. He taught at the Université de Montréal in Psychology until 1989 and was a professor of Psychology at Harvard. Along with Ken Nakayama, he founded the Vision Sciences Laboratory at Harvard in 1990. In 2007 he accepted a Chaire d’Excellence at the Université Paris Descartes. In 2015 he became a Distinguished Research Professor at Dartmouth College.
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