Jerome Bruner

1915 - 2016

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Jerome Seymour Bruner (October 1, 1915 – June 5, 2016) was an American psychologist who made significant contributions to human cognitive psychology and cognitive learning theory in educational psychology. Bruner was a senior research fellow at the New York University School of Law. He received a BA in 1937 from Duke University and a PhD from Harvard University in 1941. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerome Bruner has received more than 1,174,868 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Jerome Bruner is the 35th most popular psychologist (down from 31st in 2019), the 481st most popular biography from United States (down from 391st in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Psychologist.

Jerome Bruner is famous for his work in psychology. He is most famous for his work on cognitive development, which is the study of how people acquire knowledge and skills.

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Among psychologists, Jerome Bruner ranks 35 out of 235Before him are Hermann Ebbinghaus, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Hermann Rorschach, Howard Gardner, Gordon Allport, and Paul Ekman. After him are Eric Berne, Lawrence Kohlberg, Hans Eysenck, Donald Winnicott, John Bowlby, and Milton H. Erickson.

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Among people born in 1915, Jerome Bruner ranks 20Before him are Paul Samuelson, Billie Holiday, Paul Tibbets, Stanley Matthews, Joachim Peiper, and Hu Yaobang. After him are Aung San, Sviatoslav Richter, Fred Hoyle, Saul Bellow, Curd Jürgens, and Charles H. Townes. Among people deceased in 2016, Jerome Bruner ranks 24Before him are Cesare Maldini, Carlos Alberto Torres, João Havelange, George Michael, Prince, and Abbas Kiarostami. After him are Nancy Reagan, Bernardo Provenzano, Gabriele Amorth, Alvin Toffler, Elie Wiesel, and Carrie Fisher.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerome Bruner ranks 481 out of 20,380Before him are Paul Walker (1973), Kevin Spacey (1959), Shirley Temple (1928), Paul Ekman (1934), John Kerry (1943), and Chuck Jones (1912). After him are Gwen Stefani (1969), David Duke (1950), George Foreman (1949), John Malkovich (1953), Sidney Poitier (1927), and Buffalo Bill (1846).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Jerome Bruner ranks 12Before him are Irvin D. Yalom (1931), Edward Thorndike (1874), B. F. Skinner (1904), Howard Gardner (1943), Gordon Allport (1897), and Paul Ekman (1934). After him are Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Alfred Kinsey (1894), Albert Ellis (1913), Martin Seligman (1942), and Aaron T. Beck (1921).