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J. P. Guilford

1897 - 1987

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Joy Paul Guilford (March 7, 1897 – November 26, 1987) was an American psychologist best remembered for his psychometric study of human intelligence, including the distinction between convergent and divergent production. Developing the views of L. L. Thurstone, Guilford rejected Charles Spearman's view that intelligence could be characterized in a single numerical parameter. He proposed that three dimensions were necessary for accurate description: operations, content, and products. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. P. Guilford has received more than 417,955 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. J. P. Guilford is the 139th most popular psychologist (down from 121st in 2019), the 2,927th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,342nd in 2019) and the 48th most popular American Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, J. P. Guilford ranks 139 out of 183Before him are Havelock Ellis, Ernest Jones, Françoise Dolto, David Ausubel, Stanley Schachter, and Walter Mischel. After him are Roberto Assagioli, Wilfred Bion, Benjamin Libet, Jordan Peterson, Raymond Moody, and James J. Gibson.

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Among people born in 1897, J. P. Guilford ranks 117Before him are Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, Edmund Heines, Nima Yooshij, Jesse Douglas, Valentin Kataev, and Bulbul. After him are Peter Högl, Wilfred Bion, Georgy Shpagin, Otto Struve, Ernst-Günther Baade, and Agustín Lara. Among people deceased in 1987, J. P. Guilford ranks 87Before him are Gretl Braun, Anatoli Papanov, Tuvia Bielski, Lorne Greene, Konstantinos Tsatsos, and Clarence Brown. After him are Maria von Trapp, Gerhard Klopfer, Yasuo Haruyama, Naji al-Ali, Seyni Kountché, and Renato Guttuso.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, J. P. Guilford ranks 2,927 out of 18,182Before him are Clarence Brown (1890), Judith Resnik (1949), Carol W. Greider (1961), Audre Lorde (1934), Stephen Smale (1930), and Terence McKenna (1946). After him are Don Norman (1935), Kurtwood Smith (1943), Jonathan Franzen (1959), Joel Asaph Allen (1838), Jerry Brudos (1939), and Linda Nochlin (1931).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, J. P. Guilford ranks 48Before him are Robert Plutchik (1927), Henry Murray (1893), Thomas Gordon (1918), Arnold Gesell (1880), David Ausubel (1918), and Stanley Schachter (1922). After him are Benjamin Libet (1916), Raymond Moody (1944), James J. Gibson (1904), Rensis Likert (1903), Julian Rotter (1916), and Brian Weiss (1944).