Ulric Neisser

1928 - 2012

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Ulric Richard Gustav Neisser (December 8, 1928 – February 17, 2012) was a German-American psychologist, Cornell University professor, and member of the US National Academy of Sciences. He has been referred to as the "father of cognitive psychology". Neisser researched and wrote about perception and memory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ulric Neisser has received more than 249,459 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Ulric Neisser is the 122nd most popular psychologist (up from 128th in 2019), the 1,916th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,044th in 2019) and the 17th most popular German Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Ulric Neisser ranks 122 out of 235Before him are Robert Sternberg, Oswald Külpe, Bluma Zeigarnik, Thomas Gordon, Henry Murray, and Carol Gilligan. After him are Robert Plutchik, Otto F. Kernberg, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Serge Moscovici, Ovide Decroly, and Frans de Waal.

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Among people born in 1928, Ulric Neisser ranks 138Before him are Juan María Bordaberry, Héctor Rial, Cy Twombly, James Randi, Victor Stănculescu, and Joseph Kittinger. After him are Einojuhani Rautavaara, Vidal Sassoon, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Henry Silva, Otto F. Kernberg, and Anne Sexton. Among people deceased in 2012, Ulric Neisser ranks 94Before him are Rajesh Khanna, Miljan Miljanić, Estanislau Basora, Marcos Alonso, Giorgio Chinaglia, and Tonino Guerra. After him are Manuel Fraga, Vidal Sassoon, Włodzimierz Smolarek, Alfred Schmidt, Lina Romay, and Andy Williams.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ulric Neisser ranks 1,916 out of 7,253Before him are Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (1667), Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke (1889), Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach (1800), Ulrich von Hassell (1881), Frederick VII, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (1647), and Simon Mayr (1763). After him are Frederick of Utrecht (780), William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1602), Franz Xaver von Baader (1765), Gustaf Gründgens (1899), Prince Konrad of Bavaria (1883), and Otto von Lossow (1868).


Among psychologists born in Germany, Ulric Neisser ranks 17Before him are Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795), Karl Bühler (1879), William Stern (1871), Rudolf Arnheim (1904), Marie-Louise von Franz (1915), and Adolf Bastian (1826). After him are Johannes Heinrich Schultz (1884), Frieda Fromm-Reichmann (1889), Charlotte Bühler (1893), Laura Perls (1905), Uta Frith (1941), and Hans-Werner Gessmann (1950).