Muzafer Sherif

1906 - 1988

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Muzafer Sherif (born Muzaffer Şerif Başoğlu; July 29, 1906 – October 16, 1988) was a Turkish-American social psychologist. He helped develop social judgment theory and realistic conflict theory. Sherif was a founder of modern social psychology who developed several unique and powerful techniques for understanding social processes, particularly social norms and social conflict. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muzafer Sherif has received more than 245,117 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Muzafer Sherif is the 82nd most popular psychologist, the 373rd most popular biography from Turkey and the most popular Turkish Psychologist.

Muzafer Sherif is most famous for his work on the Robbers Cave experiment, where he divided a group of boys into two groups and observed their interactions.

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Among psychologists, Muzafer Sherif ranks 82 out of 182Before him are William Stern, Karl Abraham, George Armitage Miller, Frederick Herzberg, Ludwig Binswanger, and Kurt Koffka. After him are Donald O. Hebb, David McClelland, Alice Miller, Charles Spearman, Karl Bühler, and Clark L. Hull.

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Among people born in 1906, Muzafer Sherif ranks 61Before him are Anthony Mann, Max Delbrück, John Dickson Carr, Fredric Brown, James Hadley Chase, and Nelson Goodman. After him are Primo Carnera, Ettore Majorana, André Weil, Douglas McGregor, Yasuo Haruyama, and Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1988, Muzafer Sherif ranks 29Before him are Paul Grice, Hiroaki Sato, Klaus Fuchs, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Tibor Sekelj, and André Frédéric Cournand. After him are Valerie Solanas, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Franz Josef Strauss, Raj Kapoor, Henryk Szeryng, and Hermann Graf.

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Among people born in Turkey, Muzafer Sherif ranks 373 out of 1,128Before him are Agabus (100), Ephorus (-400), Boris II of Bulgaria (931), Yolanda of Flanders (1175), Gülbahar Hatun (1429), and Fatma Sultan (1605). After him are Eutropius (320), Nicephorus Gregoras (1295), Seleucus III Ceraunus (-243), Latife Uşşaki (1898), Mithridates I of Pontus (-400), and Simplicius of Cilicia (490).


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