Amos Tversky

1937 - 1996

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Amos Nathan Tversky (Hebrew: עמוס טברסקי; March 16, 1937 – June 2, 1996) was an Israeli cognitive and mathematical psychologist and a key figure in the discovery of systematic human cognitive bias and handling of risk. Much of his early work concerned the foundations of measurement. He was co-author of a three-volume treatise, Foundations of Measurement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amos Tversky has received more than 870,161 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Amos Tversky is the 138th most popular psychologist (down from 135th in 2019), the 172nd most popular biography from Israel (up from 173rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Israeli Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Amos Tversky ranks 138 out of 182Before him are Steven Pinker, Roberto Assagioli, Emma Eckstein, John Money, James J. Gibson, and Kurt Goldstein. After him are Thomas Gordon, Stanley Schachter, Fritz Heider, Auguste Forel, David Ausubel, and Alexander Bain.

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Among people born in 1937, Amos Tversky ranks 145Before him are Lusine Zakaryan, Luciana Paluzzi, Giorgi Shengelaia, Ned Beatty, Anna Hazare, and Aslan Usoyan. After him are Aleksandr Medved, Waylon Jennings, Olusegun Obasanjo, Archie Shepp, Foday Sankoh, and Sami Frey. Among people deceased in 1996, Amos Tversky ranks 98Before him are Idries Shah, Shams Pahlavi, Hans Blumenberg, Annabella, Dan Flavin, and Leo Joseph Suenens. After him are Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Brunó Ferenc Straub, Bartel Leendert van der Waerden, Tito Okello, Edison Denisov, and Muhammad al-Badr.

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Among people born in Israel, Amos Tversky ranks 172 out of 389Before him are Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani (1909), Esther Ofarim (1941), Naji al-Ali (1937), Dirk III, Count of Holland (982), Rafael Eitan (1929), and Avram Grant (1955). After him are Wadie Haddad (1927), Gali Atari (1953), Arnon Milchan (1944), Daliah Lavi (1942), Meir Amit (1921), and Eliyahu M. Goldratt (1947).


Among psychologists born in Israel, Amos Tversky ranks 2Before him are Daniel Kahneman (1934).