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Henry Murray

1893 - 1988

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Henry Alexander Murray (May 13, 1893 – June 23, 1988) was an American psychologist at Harvard University, where from 1959 to 1962 he conducted a series of psychologically damaging and purposefully abusive experiments on minors and undergraduate students—one of whom was Ted Kaczynski, later known as the Unabomber. It has been suggested that Murray's work with Kaczynski helped consolidate the personal beliefs and world views that culminated in Kaczynski's later actions as the Unabomber. He was Director of the Harvard Psychological Clinic in the School of Arts and Sciences after 1930. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Murray has received more than 1,656,605 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Henry Murray is the 124th most popular psychologist (up from 130th in 2019), the 2,381st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,617th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Henry Murray ranks 124 out of 183Before him are Robert Sternberg, Henri Wallon, Adolf Bastian, William McDougall, Robert Plutchik, and Steven Pinker. After him are Thomas Gordon, Auguste Forel, Ulric Neisser, Amos Tversky, Oswald Külpe, and Franz Alexander.

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Among people born in 1893, Henry Murray ranks 81Before him are Clark Ashton Smith, Bill Tilden, William Dieterle, Dean Acheson, Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, and Merian C. Cooper. After him are Dorothy L. Sayers, Bai Chongxi, Clas Thunberg, Alexander Korda, Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz, and Nestor Lakoba. Among people deceased in 1988, Henry Murray ranks 62Before him are Renato Salvatori, René Char, Antonín Puč, Giacinto Scelsi, Vladimír Menšík, and Luis Walter Alvarez. After him are George Uhlenbeck, Ilona Elek, Raymond Dart, Antal Doráti, Lev Pontryagin, and Andy Gibb.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Murray ranks 2,381 out of 18,182Before him are Merian C. Cooper (1893), Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), Bruce Beutler (1957), Dick Sargent (1930), Casey Affleck (1975), and Wes Montgomery (1923). After him are Nick Holonyak (1928), Thomas Gordon (1918), Henry H. Arnold (1886), Fredric March (1897), Joe Perry (1950), and Brion James (1945).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Henry Murray ranks 43Before him are Clark L. Hull (1884), Carol Gilligan (1936), George Kelly (1905), Jon Kabat-Zinn (1944), Robert Sternberg (1949), and Robert Plutchik (1927). After him are Thomas Gordon (1918), Arnold Gesell (1880), David Ausubel (1918), Stanley Schachter (1922), J. P. Guilford (1897), and Benjamin Libet (1916).