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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 217,890 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ulric Neisser is the 127th most popular psychologist (down from 122nd in 2019), the 2,046th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,902nd in 2019) and the 17th most popular German Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Ulric Neisser ranks 127 out of 183Before him are William McDougall, Robert Plutchik, Steven Pinker, Henry Murray, Thomas Gordon, and Auguste Forel. After him are Amos Tversky, Oswald Külpe, Franz Alexander, Frans de Waal, Arnold Gesell, and Havelock Ellis.

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Among people born in 1928, Ulric Neisser ranks 155Before him are Ali Kafi, Peter Naur, Joseph Kittinger, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Alexis Korner, and Anne Sexton. After him are Jo Schlesser, Bob Cousy, Ralph Waite, Héctor Rial, Pancho Gonzales, and Adrian Frutiger. Among people deceased in 2012, Ulric Neisser ranks 102Before him are Daniel Inouye, Nora Ephron, Alfred Schmidt, Manuel Fraga, Charles Durning, and Dorothea Tanning. After him are Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Kaneto Shindo, Andy Williams, Angelo Dundee, Besse Cooper, and Ferdinand Alexander Porsche.

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Among people born in Germany, Ulric Neisser ranks 2,046 out of 6,142Before him are Albert Forster (1902), Karl Friedrich Mohr (1806), Princess Marie of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1857), Karl Eberhard Schöngarth (1903), Otto Henry, Elector Palatine (1502), and Fred Uhlman (1901). After him are Friedrich Kasimir Medikus (1736), Fritz Wunderlich (1930), Wilhelm Souchon (1864), Julius Dorpmüller (1869), Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma (1891), and August Ludwig von Schlözer (1735).


Among psychologists born in Germany, Ulric Neisser ranks 17Before him are Karl Abraham (1877), William Stern (1871), Karl Bühler (1879), Rudolf Arnheim (1904), Marie-Louise von Franz (1915), and Adolf Bastian (1826). After him are Frieda Fromm-Reichmann (1889), Charlotte Bühler (1893), and Uta Frith (1941).