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David Krech (1182)

Physiological and comparative, personality and social, general psychology, teaching
1909, Svenchanka, Belorussia Died: 1977 Berkeley, CA, USA
1977, Berkeley, California
Short Biography
Dr. David Krech (1909- July 14, 1977) was a Russian-born American experimental psychologist who proved that animals brought up an enriched environments are smarter, and was noted for his seminal research of chemistry of learning and memory. Krech ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • BS New York University, 1930
  • MA New York University, 1931
  • PhD University of California, 1933
Appointments & Honors
  • APA, Distinguished Scientific Contribution award, 1970
  • Hon. Dr, University of Oslo, 1976
Principal Publications
  • 1932 'Hypotheses' in rats. Psychological Review, 6, 516-32.
  • 1938 A study of the continuity of the problem- solving process. Psychological Review, 45, 107-33.
  • 1948 Theory and Problems of Social Psychology. McGraw-Hill (with R. S. Crutchfield).
  • 1950 Dynamic systems, psychological fields and hypothetical constructs. Psychological Review, 57, 283-90.
  • 1951 The problem of personality and its theory. Journal of Personality, 21, 118-·68 (with G. S. Klein).
  • 1958 Elements of Psychology. Knopf (with R. S. Crutchfield).
  • 1959 Acetycholine metabolism and behavior of rats. Science, 129, 62-4 (with M. R. Rosenzweig and E. L. Bennett).
  • 1960 A search for relations between brain chemistry and behavior. Psychological Bulletin, 57, 476-92 (with M. R. Rosenzweig and E. L. Bennett).
  • 1962 Individual in Society. McGraw-Hill (with R. S. Crutchfield and E. L. Ballachey).
  • 1962 Variation in environmental complexity and brain measures. Journal of Comparative and Psychological Psychology, 55, 1092-5 (with M. R. Rosenzweig, E. L. Bennett and J. P. Zolman).
  • 1964 Chemical and anatomical plasticity of brain. Science, 146, 610-19 (with E. L. Bennett, M. C. Diamond and M. R. Rosenzweig).
  • 1969 Elements of Psychology, 2nd edn. Knopf (with R. S. Crutchfield, N. Livson, A. R. Rollin and W. A. Wilson).
  • 1970 Elements of Psychology: Briefer Course. Knopf (with R. S. Crutchfield, N. Livson, A. R. Rollin and W. A. Wilson).
  • 1970 Brain research: Some recent developments and some speculations for the future. In C. S. Wallia (ed.), Toward Century 21. Basic Books.
  • 1986 Modifying brain chemistry and anatomy by enrichment or impoverishment of experience (with M. R. Rosenzweig, E. L. Bennett and M. C. Diamond). In G. Newton and S. Levine (eds), Early Experience and Behavior. Charles C. Thomas.