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Charles Cooley

1864 - 1929

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Charles Horton Cooley (August 17, 1864 – May 7, 1929) was an American sociologist and the son of Michigan Supreme Court Judge Thomas M. Cooley. He studied and went on to teach economics and sociology at the University of Michigan, was a founding member of the American Sociological Association in 1905 and became its eighth president in 1918. He is perhaps best known for his concept of the looking-glass self, which is the concept that a person's self grows out of society's interpersonal interactions and the perceptions of others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Cooley has received more than 431,624 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Charles Cooley is the 79th most popular economist (down from 56th in 2019), the 982nd most popular biography from United States (down from 747th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Economist.

Cooley was most famous for his theory of the looking-glass self. He believed that people develop their sense of self by observing others and reflecting on their own thoughts and feelings.

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Among economists, Charles Cooley ranks 79 out of 315Before him are Tansu Çiller, Trygve Haavelmo, Nikolai Kondratiev, Jean-Claude Trichet, James M. Buchanan, and Murray Rothbard. After him are Gottfried Feder, Richard Thaler, Arthur Cecil Pigou, Harry Markowitz, Thomas Mun, and Leonid Hurwicz.

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Among people born in 1864, Charles Cooley ranks 25Before him are Dmitri Ivanovsky, John Jacob Astor IV, Heinrich Wölfflin, Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, Frank Wedekind, and Rudolf Kjellén. After him are Alfred Stieglitz, Yun Chi-ho, Alexej von Jawlensky, Séraphine Louis, Jules Renard, and Nicholas Marr. Among people deceased in 1929, Charles Cooley ranks 22Before him are Otto Liman von Sanders, Émile Loubet, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, Maria Christina of Austria, Antoine Bourdelle, and Mercédès Jellinek. After him are Wyatt Earp, Prince Henry of Prussia, Arthur Scherbius, Richard Réti, Franz Rosenzweig, and Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Cooley ranks 982 out of 18,182Before him are Gena Rowlands (1930), Barbara Bush (1925), Paul Berg (1926), Robert A. Dahl (1915), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), and Blake Edwards (1922). After him are Dave Brubeck (1920), Matt Groening (1954), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), L. Frank Baum (1856), George Dantzig (1914), and Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Charles Cooley ranks 21Before him are Theodore Schultz (1902), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), James Tobin (1918), James M. Buchanan (1919), and Murray Rothbard (1926). After him are Richard Thaler (1945), Harry Markowitz (1927), Edmund Phelps (1933), Paul Krugman (1953), Lawrence Klein (1920), and Merton Miller (1923).