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 910,802 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Amos Tversky is the 128th most popular psychologist (up from 138th in 2019), the 162nd most popular biography from Israel (up from 171st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Amos Tversky ranks 128 out of 183Before him are Robert Plutchik, Steven Pinker, Henry Murray, Thomas Gordon, Auguste Forel, and Ulric Neisser. After him are Oswald Külpe, Franz Alexander, Frans de Waal, Arnold Gesell, Havelock Ellis, and Ernest Jones.

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Among people born in 1937, Amos Tversky ranks 125Before him are Edward Fox, Aleksandr Medved, Monkey Punch, Valentin Bondarenko, Bella Akhmadulina, and Eugen Doga. After him are Carmen Pereira, Jovan Divjak, Facundo Cabral, Ned Beatty, Lajos Portisch, and Aslan Usoyan. Among people deceased in 1996, Amos Tversky ranks 89Before him are Max Manus, Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, Tito Okello, Lo Wei, Stavros Niarchos, and Karl Frenzel. After him are Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, Jonathan Larson, Dan Flavin, David Packard, Infanta María Cristina of Spain, and Christopher Robin Milne.

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Among people born in Israel, Amos Tversky ranks 162 out of 430Before him are Yaacov Agam (1928), Wadie Haddad (1927), Chaim Topol (1935), A. B. Yehoshua (1936), Ibzan (null), and Dani Karavan (1930). After him are Dana International (1969), Rafi Eitan (1926), Dirk III, Count of Holland (982), Peter I, Count of Alençon (1251), Khalil al-Wazir (1935), and Eliahu Inbal (1936).


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