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George Armitage Miller

1920 - 2012

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George Armitage Miller (February 3, 1920 – July 22, 2012) was an American psychologist who was one of the founders of cognitive psychology, and more broadly, of cognitive science. He also contributed to the birth of psycholinguistics. Miller wrote several books and directed the development of WordNet, an online word-linkage database usable by computer programs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Armitage Miller has received more than 383,588 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). George Armitage Miller is the 90th most popular psychologist (down from 78th in 2019), the 1,366th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,167th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Psychologist.

George Armitage Miller is most famous for his research on memory and cognition. Miller's research on the "magical number seven" is what he is most well-known for. The "magical number seven" is the idea that people can only hold about seven pieces of information in their short-term memory at one time.

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Among psychologists, George Armitage Miller ranks 90 out of 183Before him are Ludwig Binswanger, Karl Bühler, Vladimir Bekhterev, Benjamin Bloom, Donald O. Hebb, and Antonio Damasio. After him are Rollo May, Aleksei N. Leontiev, James McKeen Cattell, Harry Stack Sullivan, Charles Spearman, and John Money.

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Among people born in 1920, George Armitage Miller ranks 63Before him are Isaac Stern, Prem Tinsulanonda, Peter D. Mitchell, Ștefan Kovács, Jack Elam, and John Harsanyi. After him are Kim Yong-ju, Maureen O'Hara, César Rodríguez Álvarez, Arthur Hailey, Robert Whittaker, and Tom of Finland. Among people deceased in 2012, George Armitage Miller ranks 58Before him are F. Sherwood Rowland, Hebe Camargo, Carl Woese, Harry Harrison, William Standish Knowles, and Ben Gazzara. After him are Gustav Leonhardt, Kathryn Joosten, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., Herbert Lom, Paddy Roy Bates, and Chris Marker.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Armitage Miller ranks 1,366 out of 18,182Before him are Charles Ives (1874), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), Jack Elam (1920), John Heard (1946), Anthony Fauci (1940), and Ben Gazzara (1930). After him are Ken Kesey (1935), Joshua Lederberg (1925), Iris Apfel (1921), William Fichtner (1956), Percy Spencer (1894), and Hamilton O. Smith (1931).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, George Armitage Miller ranks 32Before him are G. Stanley Hall (1846), Mary Ainsworth (1913), Harry Harlow (1905), David McClelland (1917), Walter Bradford Cannon (1871), and Benjamin Bloom (1913). After him are Rollo May (1909), James McKeen Cattell (1860), Harry Stack Sullivan (1892), Benjamin Spock (1903), Clark L. Hull (1884), and Carol Gilligan (1936).