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William Kaye Estes (1200)

Interests
Experimental
Nationality
American
Born
1919, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Short Biography
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. | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • 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
  • NAS Fellow
  • 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
Principal Publications
  • 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.