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Charles Spearman

1863 - 1945

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Charles Edward Spearman, FRS (10 September 1863 – 17 September 1945) was an English psychologist known for work in statistics, as a pioneer of factor analysis, and for Spearman's rank correlation coefficient. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Spearman has received more than 363,087 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Charles Spearman is the 95th most popular psychologist (down from 86th in 2019), the 1,045th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 907th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Psychologist.

Charles Spearman is most famous for his work on the general intelligence factor, or g. Spearman found that people who are good at one kind of mental activity are good at other kinds of mental activities. He also found that people who are good at one kind of mental activity are good at other kinds of mental activities.

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Among psychologists, Charles Spearman ranks 95 out of 183Before him are Antonio Damasio, George Armitage Miller, Rollo May, Aleksei N. Leontiev, James McKeen Cattell, and Harry Stack Sullivan. After him are John Money, René Spitz, Benjamin Spock, Michael Balint, Urie Bronfenbrenner, and Théodule-Armand Ribot.

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Among people born in 1863, Charles Spearman ranks 37Before him are Albert Calmette, Leo Baekeland, Essad Pasha Toptani, Franz von Hipper, Archduke Eugen of Austria, and Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia. After him are John Charles Fields, Henry Royce, Mary Jane Kelly, W. I. Thomas, Leopold Berchtold, and Hugo Münsterberg. Among people deceased in 1945, Charles Spearman ranks 104Before him are Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Bernhard Rust, Georg Kaiser, Helmuth James von Moltke, and August Hirt. After him are Werner Ostendorff, Constanze Manziarly, Takeichi Nishi, Lord Alfred Douglas, Josef Čapek, and Wilhelm Rediess.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Spearman ranks 1,045 out of 7,765Before him are Lilian, Princess of Réthy (1916), Alan Moore (1953), Thomas Graham (1805), Jack Phillips (1887), Geraldine McEwan (1932), and John Horton Conway (1937). After him are Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854), George Biddell Airy (1801), Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891), Æthelbald, King of Wessex (831), Alan Parsons (1948), and David Hamilton (1933).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among psychologists born in United Kingdom, Charles Spearman ranks 5Before him are John Bowlby (1907), Donald Winnicott (1896), Raymond Cattell (1905), and Edward B. Titchener (1867). After him are Frederic Bartlett (1886), R. D. Laing (1927), William McDougall (1871), Havelock Ellis (1859), Ernest Jones (1879), Alexander Bain (1818), and Brenda Milner (1918).