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Edward C. Tolman

1886 - 1959

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Edward Chace Tolman (April 14, 1886 – November 19, 1959) was an American psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Through Tolman's theories and works, he founded what is now a branch of psychology known as purposive behaviorism. Tolman also promoted the concept known as latent learning first coined by Blodgett (1929). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward C. Tolman has received more than 324,918 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward C. Tolman is the 61st most popular psychologist (down from 56th in 2019), the 913th most popular biography from United States (down from 792nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Psychologist.

Edward C. Tolman is most famous for his work in the psychology of learning. He is most famous for his theory of latent learning, which states that animals can learn without being aware of what they are learning.

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Among psychologists, Edward C. Tolman ranks 61 out of 183Before him are Wolfgang Köhler, Martin Seligman, Sándor Ferenczi, Leon Festinger, Roger Wolcott Sperry, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. After him are Pierre Janet, Margaret Mahler, Timothy Leary, Ernst Kretschmer, Frederick Herzberg, and Bruno Bettelheim.

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Among people born in 1886, Edward C. Tolman ranks 34Before him are Edward Rydz-Śmigły, Jan Masaryk, Hugo Ball, Robert Robinson, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, and Michael Curtiz. After him are Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, Kurt Koffka, Aron Nimzowitsch, Paul Tillich, Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Henri Coandă. Among people deceased in 1959, Edward C. Tolman ranks 22Before him are Errol Flynn, George Grosz, Mike Hawthorn, Bohuslav Martinů, Alfred Schütz, and Ritchie Valens. After him are Arthur Cecil Pigou, Ettore Majorana, Raphael Lemkin, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, John Foster Dulles, and Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward C. Tolman ranks 913 out of 18,182Before him are James Tobin (1918), John Jacob Astor IV (1864), Barry Nelson (1917), Steve Reeves (1926), Robert Vaughn (1932), and Gina Haspel (1956). After him are John Fante (1909), D. W. Griffith (1875), Laura Branigan (1952), Harvey J. Alter (1935), Davy Crockett (1786), and Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Edward C. Tolman ranks 23Before him are Alfred Kinsey (1894), Philip Zimbardo (1933), Stanley Milgram (1933), Martin Seligman (1942), Leon Festinger (1919), and Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913). After him are Timothy Leary (1920), Frederick Herzberg (1923), G. Stanley Hall (1846), Mary Ainsworth (1913), Harry Harlow (1905), and David McClelland (1917).