William James

1842 - 1910

William James

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. James is considered to be a leading thinker of the late nineteenth century, one of the most influential philosophers of the United States, and the "Father of American psychology".Along with Charles Sanders Peirce, James established the philosophical school known as pragmatism, and is also cited as one of the founders of functional psychology. A Review of General Psychology analysis, published in 2002, ranked James as the 14th most eminent psychologist of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William James has received more than 2,896,927 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, William James ranks 11 out of 169Before him are Abraham Maslow, Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, Lev Vygotsky, and Wilhelm Wundt. After him are Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, Viktor Frankl, Gustave Le Bon, B. F. Skinner, and Albert Bandura.

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Among people born in 1842, William James ranks 2Before him is Abdul Hamid II. After him are Peter Kropotkin, Stéphane Mallarmé, Alfred Marshall, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Karl May, Jules Massenet, Josef Breuer, Dominic Savio, Camille Flammarion, and Paul Lafargue. Among people deceased in 1910, William James ranks 7Before him are Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Henry Dunant, Florence Nightingale, Robert Koch, and Henri Rousseau. After him are Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Edward VII, Nadar, Mily Balakirev, O. Henry, and Chulalongkorn.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William James ranks 118 out of 12,171Before him are Barack Obama (1961), Dick Cheney (1941), Martin Scorsese (1942), Richard Feynman (1918), Grace Hopper (1906), and Gerald Ford (1913). After him are Ray Charles (1930), John Adams (1735), Carl Rogers (1902), Dr. Seuss (1904), Nicolas Cage (1964), and Jesse Owens (1913).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, William James ranks 3Before him are Abraham Maslow (1908) and John Dewey (1859). After him are Carl Rogers (1902), B. F. Skinner (1904), John B. Watson (1878), Edward Thorndike (1874), Paul Ekman (1934), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Jerome Bruner (1915), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), and Irvin D. Yalom (1931).

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