Profiles William Kaye Estes
William Kaye Estes
1919, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
William Kaye Estes (June 17, 1919 – August 17, 2011) was an American psychologist. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Estes as the 77th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.
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BA University of Minnesota, 1940
PhD University of Minnesota, 1943
Appointments & Honors
President, Midwestern Psychological Association, 1957
President, APA Division of Experimental Psychology, 1959
Psychonomic Society, Governing Board, 1960-72, Chair, 1972
APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, 1962
Warren Medal, Society of Experimental Psychologists, 1963
NRC Mathematical Social Sciences Board, Member, 1972-6, Chair, 1974-6
Commission on Human Resources, NRC, 1974-7
Hon. DSc, Indiana University, 1976
Hon. MA, Harvard University, 1979
Chair, NRC, 1982
Executive Committee, Society for Mathematical Psychology, 1982
Senior Consultant and Chair, Advisory Committee, Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel, NRC, 1983-5
Society for Mathematical Psychology, Chairman, 1984
Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA Guggenheim Fellow, 1985-6
AAA&S Honorary Life Member
New York Academy of Arts and Sciences
Editor, Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 1963-8, Psychological Review, 1977-82
1950 Toward a statistical theory of learning. Psychological Review, 57, 94-107.
1954 Modern Learning Theory. Appleton-Century- Crofts (with S. Koch).
1957 Of models and men. American Psychologist, 12, 609-17.
1959 The statistical approach to learning theory. In S. Koch (ed.), Psychology: A Study of Science. McGraw-Hill.
1959 Studies in Mathematical Learning Theory. Stanford University Press (with R. R. Bush).
1960 Leaming theory and the new 'mental chemistry'. Psychological Review, 67, 207-23.
1967 Stimulus Sampling Theory. Holden-Day (with E. D. Neinmark).
1969 Reinforcement In human learning. In J. Tapp (ed.), Reinforcement and Behavior. Academic Press.
1972 Interactions of signal and background variables in visual processing. Perception and Psychophysics, 12, 278-86.
1975 Some targets for mathematical psychology. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 12, 263-82.
1976 The cognitive side of probability learning. Psychological Review, 83, 37-64.
1977 Learning Theory and Mental Development. Academic Press.
1980 Is human memory obsolete? American Scientist, 68, 62-9.
1982 Models of Learning, Memory and Choice. Praeger.
1982 Similarity interactions in visual processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 8, 353-82.