Stanley Schachter

1922 - 1997

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Stanley Schachter (April 15, 1922 – June 7, 1997) was an American social psychologist, who is perhaps best known for his development of the two factor theory of emotion in 1962 along with Jerome E. Singer. In his theory he states that emotions have two ingredients: physiological arousal and a cognitive label. A person's experience of an emotion stems from the mental awareness of the body's physical arousal and the explanation one attaches to this arousal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stanley Schachter has received more than 181,385 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Stanley Schachter is the 137th most popular psychologist (up from 140th in 2019), the 2,879th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,903rd in 2019) and the 47th most popular Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Stanley Schachter ranks 137 out of 183Before him are Frans de Waal, Arnold Gesell, Havelock Ellis, Ernest Jones, Françoise Dolto, and David Ausubel. After him are Walter Mischel, J. P. Guilford, Roberto Assagioli, Wilfred Bion, Benjamin Libet, and Jordan Peterson.

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Among people born in 1922, Stanley Schachter ranks 152Before him are Clair Cameron Patterson, Gerda Steinhoff, Margherita Hack, John Edward Williams, Anatoli Papanov, and Anker Jørgensen. After him are Dilip Kumar, Guy Thys, Stephen Toulmin, Eugene Stoner, Susanna Agnelli, and Elissa Aalto. Among people deceased in 1997, Stanley Schachter ranks 101Before him are Ho Feng-Shan, Chiang Wei-kuo, Anatoli Boukreev, Amha Selassie, Uzi Narkiss, and Félix Candela. After him are Andrei Sinyavsky, Eugene Stoner, Shintaro Katsu, Peng Zhen, Jeff Buckley, and Edward Mulhare.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stanley Schachter ranks 2,879 out of 18,182Before him are Ace Frehley (1951), Walter De Maria (1935), Hannibal Hamlin (1809), Ed Sullivan (1901), John Havlicek (1940), and Robert Grant Aitken (1864). After him are Jesse Douglas (1897), KRS-One (1965), Richard Ford (1944), Bobby Riggs (1918), Marc Jacobs (1963), and Coretta Scott King (1927).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Stanley Schachter ranks 47Before him are Robert Sternberg (1949), Robert Plutchik (1927), Henry Murray (1893), Thomas Gordon (1918), Arnold Gesell (1880), and David Ausubel (1918). After him are J. P. Guilford (1897), Benjamin Libet (1916), Raymond Moody (1944), James J. Gibson (1904), Rensis Likert (1903), and Julian Rotter (1916).