Walter Mischel

1930 - 2018

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Walter Mischel (German: [ˈmɪʃəl]; February 22, 1930 – September 12, 2018) was an Austrian-born American psychologist specializing in personality theory and social psychology. He was the Robert Johnston Niven Professor of Humane Letters in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Mischel has received more than 294,685 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Walter Mischel is the 151st most popular psychologist (down from 146th in 2019), the 548th most popular biography from Austria (down from 520th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Austrian Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Walter Mischel ranks 151 out of 182Before him are Frans de Waal, Jean Laplanche, Giacomo Rizzolatti, Arthur Janov, Helene Deutsch, and Charlotte Bühler. After him are Louis Leon Thurstone, Harry Harlow, Bluma Zeigarnik, Raymond Moody, Elizabeth Loftus, and Edvard Moser.

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Among people born in 1930, Walter Mischel ranks 199Before him are Eugenio Castellotti, Leslie Manigat, José Águas, Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Paul Veyne, and Norio Ohga. After him are Hussain Muhammad Ershad, Svatopluk Pluskal, Gregory Corso, Stanley Myers, Boris Parygin, and Juan Gelman. Among people deceased in 2018, Walter Mischel ranks 158Before him are José Antonio Abreu, David Ogden Stiers, Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Neil Simon, Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and June Whitfield. After him are Roger Piantoni, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Lewis Gilbert, Philip Kerr, Irena Szewińska, and Vladimir Voinovich.

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Among people born in Austria, Walter Mischel ranks 548 out of 1,075Before him are Jörg Demus (1928), Jack Unterweger (1951), Ernst Ocwirk (1926), Michael Mayr (1864), Rudolf Spielmann (1883), and Friedrich Koncilia (1948). After him are Margaret of Austria, Electress of Saxony (1416), Carl Djerassi (1923), Ferdinand Fellner (1847), Gitta Sereny (1921), Christian von Ehrenfels (1859), and Joseph Hellmesberger Jr. (1855).


Among psychologists born in Austria, Walter Mischel ranks 13Before him are Otto Rank (1884), Paul Watzlawick (1921), Otto Gross (1877), René Spitz (1887), Heinz Kohut (1913), and Fritz Heider (1896).