Walter Bradford Cannon

1871 - 1945

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Walter Bradford Cannon (October 19, 1871 – October 1, 1945) was an American physiologist, professor and chairman of the Department of Physiology at Harvard Medical School. He coined the term "fight or flight response", and he developed the theory of homeostasis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Bradford Cannon has received more than 254,890 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Walter Bradford Cannon is the 90th most popular psychologist (up from 94th in 2019), the 1,411th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,511th in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Psychologist.

Walter Bradford Cannon was most famous for his theory of homeostasis. His theory states that the body is in a constant state of equilibrium, and that any change in the body's equilibrium is met with a response by the body.

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Among psychologists, Walter Bradford Cannon ranks 90 out of 182Before him are David McClelland, Alice Miller, Charles Spearman, Karl Bühler, Clark L. Hull, and Otto Gross. After him are Rollo May, René Spitz, Vladimir Bekhterev, Antonio Damasio, Hugo Münsterberg, and Théodule-Armand Ribot.

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Among people born in 1871, Walter Bradford Cannon ranks 32Before him are Ernst Zermelo, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Stjepan Radić, William Stern, Cordell Hull, and Leonid Andreyev. After him are Christian Morgenstern, Nicolae Iorga, Willem Mengelberg, Sergei Bulgakov, Gerardo Machado, and William McDougall. Among people deceased in 1945, Walter Bradford Cannon ranks 94Before him are Rudolf von Sebottendorf, Plutarco Elías Calles, Charles Spearman, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, August Hirt, and Anton Dostler. After him are Roza Shanina, Bernhard Rust, Werner Ostendorff, Walter Krüger, Hans Kammler, and Fritz Klein.

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Among people born in United States, Walter Bradford Cannon ranks 1,411 out of 15,968Before him are Dan Simmons (1948), Stephen Jay Gould (1941), Mike Portnoy (1967), Snoop Dogg (1971), Diane Arbus (1923), and Mark Ruffalo (1967). After him are Henry Way Kendall (1926), Sarah Knauss (1880), Alan J. Pakula (1928), John Mott (1865), Rollo May (1909), and Barry Levinson (1942).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Walter Bradford Cannon ranks 31Before him are G. Stanley Hall (1846), Mary Ainsworth (1913), George Armitage Miller (1920), Frederick Herzberg (1923), David McClelland (1917), and Clark L. Hull (1884). After him are Rollo May (1909), Harry Stack Sullivan (1892), Benjamin Bloom (1913), James McKeen Cattell (1860), Benjamin Spock (1903), and George Kelly (1905).