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Rensis Likert

1903 - 1981

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Rensis Likert ( LIK-ərt; August 5, 1903 – September 3, 1981) was an American organizational and social psychologist known for developing the Likert scale, a psychometrically sound scale based on responses to multiple questions. The scale has become a method to measure people's thoughts and feelings from opinion surveys to personality tests. Likert also founded the theory of participative management, which is used to engage employees in the workplace. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rensis Likert has received more than 246,616 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Rensis Likert is the 147th most popular psychologist (down from 128th in 2019), the 3,135th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,574th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular American Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Rensis Likert ranks 147 out of 183Before him are Wilfred Bion, Benjamin Libet, Jordan Peterson, Raymond Moody, James J. Gibson, and Bluma Zeigarnik. After him are Julian Rotter, Fritz Heider, Lisbeth Palme, Kurt Goldstein, Brian Weiss, and Robert D. Hare.

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Among people born in 1903, Rensis Likert ranks 128Before him are Richard Thomalla, Russell Bufalino, Adelbert Schulz, Gregory Goodwin Pincus, Candido Portinari, and Nikolay Cherkasov. After him are Misao Tamai, Uichiro Hatta, Bartel Leendert van der Waerden, Diana Vreeland, Grigori Aleksandrov, and Boris Blacher. Among people deceased in 1981, Rensis Likert ranks 81Before him are Manuel Urrutia Lleó, Savitri, Helmut Gröttrup, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, Carl Ludwig Siegel, and Hermann Esser. After him are Franjo Šeper, Nargis, Glauber Rocha, Edith Head, Bobby Sands, and Ricardo Wolf.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rensis Likert ranks 3,135 out of 18,182Before him are Ralph Bunche (1904), Dick Dale (1937), Robert Gates (1943), Howlin' Wolf (1910), Jonathan Frakes (1952), and Brent Spiner (1949). After him are Hal Ashby (1929), Jackie Stallone (1921), Arnold Palmer (1929), Mos Def (1973), Sheryl Crow (1962), and Leslie Lamport (1941).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Rensis Likert ranks 52Before him are David Ausubel (1918), Stanley Schachter (1922), J. P. Guilford (1897), Benjamin Libet (1916), Raymond Moody (1944), and James J. Gibson (1904). After him are Julian Rotter (1916), Brian Weiss (1944), Gustave Gilbert (1911), James Hillman (1926), Michael Gazzaniga (1939), and Arthur Janov (1924).