John Dewey

1859 - 1952

John Dewey

John Dewey (; October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. He is regarded as one of the most prominent American scholars in the first half of the twentieth century.The overriding theme of Dewey's works was his profound belief in democracy, be it in politics, education, or communication and journalism. As Dewey himself stated in 1888, while still at the University of Michigan, "Democracy and the one, ultimate, ethical ideal of humanity are to my mind synonymous." Known for his advocacy of democracy, Dewey considered two fundamental elements—schools and civil society—to be major topics needing attention and reconstruction to encourage experimental intelligence and plurality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Dewey has received more than 3,097,989 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, John Dewey ranks 7 out of 169Before him are Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Jean Piaget, Alfred Adler, Abraham Maslow, and Erich Fromm. After him are Jacques Lacan, Lev Vygotsky, Wilhelm Wundt, William James, Erik Erikson, and Carl Rogers.

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Among people born in 1859, John Dewey ranks 8Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Pierre Curie, Henri Bergson, Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, and Edmund Husserl. After him are Svante Arrhenius, Georges Seurat, Alfred Dreyfus, Yuan Shikai, Billy the Kid, and Sholem Aleichem. Among people deceased in 1952, John Dewey ranks 4Before him are Maria Montessori, Knut Hamsun, and Eva Perón. After him are George VI, Chaim Weizmann, Alexandra Kollontai, Wilm Hosenfeld, Benedetto Croce, Paul Éluard, Walter Schellenberg, and Sven Hedin.

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Among people born in United States, John Dewey ranks 67 out of 12,171Before him are Bill Gates (1955), George H. W. Bush (1924), Helen Keller (1880), Abraham Maslow (1908), George W. Bush (1946), and Bob Dylan (1941). After him are Madonna (1958), John Steinbeck (1902), Samuel Morse (1791), Woody Allen (1935), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), and Jimi Hendrix (1942).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, John Dewey ranks 2Before him are Abraham Maslow (1908). After him are William James (1842), Carl Rogers (1902), B. F. Skinner (1904), John B. Watson (1878), Edward Thorndike (1874), Paul Ekman (1934), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Jerome Bruner (1915), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), and Irvin D. Yalom (1931).

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