Alexander Bain

1818 - 1903

Alexander Bain

Alexander Bain (11 June 1818 – 18 September 1903) was a Scottish philosopher and educationalist in the British school of empiricism and a prominent and innovative figure in the fields of psychology, linguistics, logic, moral philosophy and education reform. He founded Mind, the first ever journal of psychology and analytical philosophy, and was the leading figure in establishing and applying the scientific method to psychology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Bain has received more than 120,286 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 135th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Alexander Bain ranks 135 out of 169Before him are Arthur Janov, Fritz Heider, Nise da Silveira, Thomas Gordon, James J. Gibson, and John Money. After him are Edvard Moser, Amos Tversky, Charlotte Bühler, J. P. Guilford, Louis Leon Thurstone, and Carol Gilligan.

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Among people born in 1818, Alexander Bain ranks 50Before him are Louis Gerhard De Geer, Eduard Totleben, Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville, Petar Preradović, Marco Minghetti, and Franciscus Donders. After him are Artúr Görgei, Johann Jakob von Tschudi, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa, Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Jules Jamin, and Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufmann. Among people deceased in 1903, Alexander Bain ranks 35Before him are Hans Gude, Émile Baudot, Práxedes Mateo Sagasta, Luigi Cremona, Béni Kállay, and Giuseppe Zanardelli. After him are Apolinario Mabini, Auguste Kerckhoffs, Charles Renouvier, Eugène-Anatole Demarçay, Konstantinos Paspatis, and Karl Gegenbaur.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alexander Bain ranks 1,837 out of 5,347Before him are Jamie Dornan (1982), George Bentham (1800), Madge Syers (1881), Michael Dummett (1925), Lynn Redgrave (1943), and Olivia Colman (1974). After him are Barbara West (1911), A. S. Byatt (1936), Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1717), Tony Brooks (1932), David Yates (1963), and Michael Sheen (1969).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among psychologists born in United Kingdom, Alexander Bain ranks 11Before him are Charles Spearman (1863), R. D. Laing (1927), Frederic Bartlett (1886), Ernest Jones (1879), Havelock Ellis (1859), and William McDougall (1871). After him are Simon Baron-Cohen (1958).

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