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Clark L. Hull

1884 - 1952

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Clark Leonard Hull (May 24, 1884 – May 10, 1952) was an American psychologist who sought to explain learning and motivation by scientific laws of behavior. Hull is known for his debates with Edward C. Tolman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clark L. Hull has received more than 280,520 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Clark L. Hull is the 104th most popular psychologist (down from 88th in 2019), the 1,861st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,384th in 2019) and the 37th most popular American Psychologist.

Clark L. Hull is most famous for his work in the field of behaviorism. He was one of the first psychologists to study learning and motivation and he is credited with establishing the principles of operant conditioning.

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Among psychologists, Clark L. Hull ranks 104 out of 183Before him are Benjamin Spock, Michael Balint, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Théodule-Armand Ribot, Otto Gross, and Hugo Münsterberg. After him are Heinz Kohut, Rudolf Arnheim, Édouard Claparède, Marie-Louise von Franz, Carol Gilligan, and Émile Coué.

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Among people born in 1884, Clark L. Hull ranks 53Before him are Prince Adalbert of Prussia, Hugo Schmeisser, Maria Spiridonova, Ivan Maisky, Princess Helen of Serbia, and Béla Balázs. After him are Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Georges Duhamel, Wilhelm Backhaus, Johan Laidoner, Eugène Tisserant, and Drastamat Kanayan. Among people deceased in 1952, Clark L. Hull ranks 36Before him are Rudolf Slánský, Charles Scott Sherrington, Alfred Einstein, Charles Lightoller, Bedřich Hrozný, and Emilie Louise Flöge. After him are Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria, John Langenus, Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Otto Dietrich, Pedro Lascuráin, and Jigme Wangchuck.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clark L. Hull ranks 1,861 out of 18,182Before him are Ry Cooder (1947), Solomon Burke (1936), Jeremy Rifkin (1945), Vic Morrow (1929), Richard Smalley (1943), and Henry Heimlich (1920). After him are Michael Biehn (1956), Gene Vincent (1935), Charles W. Morris (1903), John Densmore (1944), Dusty Hill (1949), and Helen Hayes (1900).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Clark L. Hull ranks 37Before him are Benjamin Bloom (1913), George Armitage Miller (1920), Rollo May (1909), James McKeen Cattell (1860), Harry Stack Sullivan (1892), and Benjamin Spock (1903). After him are Carol Gilligan (1936), George Kelly (1905), Jon Kabat-Zinn (1944), Robert Sternberg (1949), Robert Plutchik (1927), and Henry Murray (1893).