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Robert Yerkes

1876 - 1956

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Robert Mearns Yerkes (; May 26, 1876 – February 3, 1956) was an American psychologist, ethologist, eugenicist and primatologist best known for his work in intelligence testing and in the field of comparative psychology. Yerkes was a pioneer in the study both of human and primate intelligence and of the social behavior of gorillas and chimpanzees. Along with John D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Yerkes has received more than 164,364 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Robert Yerkes is the 185th most popular psychologist (down from 168th in 2019), the 5,646th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,106th in 2019) and the 66th most popular American Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Robert Yerkes ranks 185 out of 183Before him are Jonathan Haidt, Louis Leon Thurstone, Ronald Fairbairn, Frederik van Eeden, Karl Lashley, and Abraham Brill. After him are V. S. Ramachandran, Sandra Bem, Julian Jaynes, Lee Cronbach, Nancy Chodorow, and Neal E. Miller.

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Among people born in 1876, Robert Yerkes ranks 129Before him are Constantin von Economo, Erhard Schmidt, Aino Ackté, Alfred Stock, William Wain Prior, and Walter Tewksbury. After him are Max O. Lorenz, Stylianos Gonatas, Pantelis Karasevdas, Paul Rivet, Willem Hendrik Keesom, and Nikolay Burdenko. Among people deceased in 1956, Robert Yerkes ranks 136Before him are Emmanouil Tsouderos, Jacques Moeschal, Sergei Vasilenko, Norman L. Bowen, César Espinoza, and Gerrit Smith Miller. After him are Jan Šrámek, Albert Kluyver, Willem Hendrik Keesom, Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos, Elmer Drew Merrill, and George Bancroft.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Yerkes ranks 5,646 out of 18,182Before him are Harold Perrineau (1963), Brandon deWilde (1942), Arthur Blake (1872), Talisa Soto (1967), Mae Murray (1885), and Rob Marshall (1960). After him are Kate Mara (1983), Marcia Wallace (1942), JoBeth Williams (1948), Keenan Wynn (1916), Lilla Cabot Perry (1848), and Agnes Ayres (1898).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Robert Yerkes ranks 66Before him are John C. Lilly (1915), Lewis Terman (1877), Michael Tomasello (1950), Jonathan Haidt (1963), Louis Leon Thurstone (1887), and Karl Lashley (1890). After him are Sandra Bem (1944), Julian Jaynes (1920), Lee Cronbach (1916), Nancy Chodorow (1944), Neal E. Miller (1909), and Joseph Nicolosi (1947).