James McKeen Cattell

1860 - 1944

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James McKeen Cattell (May 25, 1860 – January 20, 1944), an American psychologist, was the first professor of psychology in the United States, teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, and a long-time editor and publisher of scientific journals and publications, including Science. He also served on the board of trustees for Science Service, now known as Society for Science & the Public (SSP) from 1921 to 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 178,634 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). James McKeen Cattell is the 93rd most popular psychologist (up from 105th in 2019), the 1,547th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,745th in 2019) and the 34th most popular Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, James McKeen Cattell ranks 93 out of 183Before him are Benjamin Bloom, Donald O. Hebb, Antonio Damasio, George Armitage Miller, Rollo May, and Aleksei N. Leontiev. After him are Harry Stack Sullivan, Charles Spearman, John Money, René Spitz, Benjamin Spock, and Michael Balint.

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Among people born in 1860, James McKeen Cattell ranks 39Before him are Hjalmar Branting, Vito Volterra, Grandma Moses, Gustave Charpentier, Mercedes of Orléans, and Marianne von Werefkin. After him are Gyula Andrássy the Younger, Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria, Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis, Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, Jules Laforgue, and William Kennedy Dickson. Among people deceased in 1944, James McKeen Cattell ranks 71Before him are Günther Korten, Leo Baekeland, Harold Lowe, Cécile Chaminade, Jakob von Uexküll, and Friedrich-Werner Graf von der Schulenburg. After him are Erich Fellgiebel, Paul Poiret, Viktor Ullmann, Paul Cornu, Peter Deunov, and Mildred Harris.

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Among people born in United States, James McKeen Cattell ranks 1,547 out of 18,182Before him are Thomas J. Sargent (1943), Martha Stewart (1941), Benedict Arnold (1741), James Van Allen (1914), Jake Gyllenhaal (1980), and Matt LeBlanc (1967). After him are Michelle Phillips (1944), Harry Stack Sullivan (1892), Poul Anderson (1926), Paul L. Modrich (1946), Leslie Groves (1896), and Kim Carnes (1945).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, James McKeen Cattell ranks 34Before him are Harry Harlow (1905), David McClelland (1917), Walter Bradford Cannon (1871), Benjamin Bloom (1913), George Armitage Miller (1920), and Rollo May (1909). After him are Harry Stack Sullivan (1892), Benjamin Spock (1903), Clark L. Hull (1884), Carol Gilligan (1936), George Kelly (1905), and Jon Kabat-Zinn (1944).