Raymond Cattell

1905 - 1998

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Raymond Bernard Cattell (20 March 1905 – 2 February 1998) was a British-American psychologist, known for his psychometric research into intrapersonal psychological structure. His work also explored the basic dimensions of personality and temperament, the range of cognitive abilities, the dynamic dimensions of motivation and emotion, the clinical dimensions of abnormal personality, patterns of group syntality and social behavior, applications of personality research to psychotherapy and learning theory, predictors of creativity and achievement, and many multivariate research methods including the refinement of factor analytic methods for exploring and measuring these domains. Cattell authored, co-authored, or edited almost 60 scholarly books, more than 500 research articles, and over 30 standardized psychometric tests, questionnaires, and rating scales. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Cattell has received more than 475,024 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Raymond Cattell is the 44th most popular psychologist (up from 53rd in 2019), the 422nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 573rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Psychologist.

Raymond Cattell is most famous for his 16 personality factors.

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Among psychologists, Raymond Cattell ranks 44 out of 182Before him are John Bowlby, Hermann Rorschach, Eric Berne, Howard Gardner, Geert Hofstede, and Albert Ellis. After him are Sabina Spielrein, Donald Winnicott, Elton Mayo, Wolfgang Köhler, Max Wertheimer, and Sándor Ferenczi.

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Among people born in 1905, Raymond Cattell ranks 19Before him are Astrid of Sweden, Mikhail Sholokhov, Carl David Anderson, Felix Bloch, Vasily Grossman, and Arthur Koestler. After him are Marcel Lefebvre, Raymond Aron, Fred Trump, Guillermo Stábile, Artem Mikoyan, and Emilio Segrè. Among people deceased in 1998, Raymond Cattell ranks 14Before him are Todor Zhivkov, Jean-François Lyotard, Yang Shangkun, Niklas Luhmann, Octavio Paz, and Alan Shepard. After him are Vladimir Prelog, Theodore Schultz, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Otto Kretschmer, Bob Kane, and Galina Ulanova.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Raymond Cattell ranks 422 out of 6,924Before him are Margot Fonteyn (1919), Tony Blair (1953), Jackie Stewart (1939), James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell (1534), Fred Hoyle (1915), and Saint Boniface (680). After him are Colin Firth (1960), David Lean (1908), Robert Plant (1948), Mary Mallon (1869), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), and Olivia Newton-John (1948).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among psychologists born in United Kingdom, Raymond Cattell ranks 2Before him are John Bowlby (1907). After him are Donald Winnicott (1896), Edward B. Titchener (1867), Charles Spearman (1863), Ernest Jones (1879), R. D. Laing (1927), William McDougall (1871), Frederic Bartlett (1886), Havelock Ellis (1859), Alexander Bain (1818), and Brenda Milner (1918).