James McKeen Cattell

1860 - 1944

James McKeen Cattell

James McKeen Cattell (May 25, 1860 – January 20, 1944), American psychologist, was the first professor of psychology in the United States, teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, and long-time editor and publisher of scientific journals and publications, most notably the journal Science. He also served on the board of trustees for Science Service, now known as Society for Science & the Public (or SSP), from 1921–1944. At the beginning of Cattell's career, many scientists regarded psychology as, at best, a minor field of study, or at worst a pseudoscience such as phrenology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James McKeen Cattell has received more than 137,444 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 118th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, James McKeen Cattell ranks 118 out of 169Before him are Hugo Münsterberg, R. D. Laing, Aleksei N. Leontiev, Frederic Bartlett, Ernest Jones, and Émile Coué. After him are George Kelly, Françoise Dolto, Franz Alexander, Kurt Goldstein, Havelock Ellis, and Giacomo Rizzolatti.

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Among people born in 1860, James McKeen Cattell ranks 50Before him are William Kennedy Dickson, Michel Zevaco, Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz, Annie Oakley, Eugen Goldstein, and Christen C. Raunkiær. After him are Walter Sickert, Friedrich Naumann, Sergey Sazonov, Sunanda Kumariratana, Sidney Paget, and Paul Ulrich Villard. Among people deceased in 1944, James McKeen Cattell ranks 107Before him are Felix Nussbaum, Ida Tarbell, Hans Krása, Fritz Witt, Israel Joshua Singer, and Heinz Brandt. After him are J. Walter Christie, Lupe Vélez, Chaim Rumkowski, Kaj Munk, Bernardino Machado, and Manuel L. Quezon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James McKeen Cattell ranks 2,248 out of 12,171Before him are Richard Smalley (1943), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), Donald P. Bellisario (1935), Michael Rosbash (1944), Richard Hamming (1915), and Gall (1840). After him are Fredric Jameson (1934), Stockard Channing (1944), Van Cliburn (1934), John Frusciante (1970), Siri Hustvedt (1955), and Jelly Roll Morton (1890).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, James McKeen Cattell ranks 36Before him are George Armitage Miller (1920), Clark L. Hull (1884), Benjamin Bloom (1913), Walter Bradford Cannon (1871), Benjamin Spock (1903), and Harry Stack Sullivan (1892). After him are George Kelly (1905), Henry Murray (1893), Robert Sternberg (1949), Arthur Janov (1924), Thomas Gordon (1918), and James J. Gibson (1904).

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