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Louis Leon Thurstone (1315)

Interests
Methodology, multiple-factor analysis, psychometrics, psychophysics
Profession
Psychologist
Nationality
American
Born
1887, Chicago, USA
Died
1955, Chapel Hill, USA
Short Biography
Louis Leon Thurstone (29 May 1887 – 30 September 1955) was a U.S. pioneer in the fields of psychometrics and psychophysics. He conceived the approach to measurement known as the law of comparative judgment, and is well known for his contributions to ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • BEng Cornell University, 1912
  • PhD University of Chicago, 1917
Appointments & Honors
  • Assistant Professor, then Professor, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1917-24
  • Professor of Psychology, University of Chicago, 1924-52
  • President, APA, 1932, Psychometric Society, 1936
  • Director, Psychometric Laboratory, University of North Carolina (re-named the L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory), 1952-5
Principal Publications
  • 1925 A method of scaling psychological and educational tests. Journal of Educational Psychology, 16, 433-51.
  • 1926 The scoring of individual performance. Journal of Educational Psychology, 17, 446-57.
  • 1927 A law of comparative judgment. Psychological Review, 34, 273-86. (Reprinted, Psychological Review (1994), 101, 266-270.)
  • 1927 Psychophysical analysis. American Journal of Psychology, 38, 368-89.
  • 1928 Attitudes can be measured. American Journal ofSociology, 33, 529-54.
  • 1930 The learning function. Journal of General Psychology, 3, 469-93.
  • 1931 Multiple factor analysis. Psychological Review, 38, 406-27.
  • 1934 The vectors of mind. Psychological Review, 41, 1-32.
  • 1938 Primary Mental Abilities. Psychometric Monograph Series, no. 1.
  • 1944 A Factorial Study of Perception. University of Chicago Press.
  • 1945 The prediction of choice. Psychometrika, 10, 237-53.
  • 1954 An Analytical Method for Simple Structure. University of Chicago Press.
  • 1959 The Measurement of Values. University of Chicago Press.