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Robert Yerkes (1436)

Interests
General psychology, evaluation and measurement, physiological and comparative, military psychology
Nationality
American
Born
1876, Breadysville, Pennsylvania USA
Died
1956, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Short Biography
Robert Mearns Yerkes (/ˈjɜrkiːz/; May 26, 1876 – February 3, 1956) was an American psychologist, ethologist, and primatologist best known for his work in intelligence testing and in the field of comparative psychology. Yerkes was a pioneer in the study ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • AB Ursinus College, 1897
  • AB Harvard University, 1898
  • AM Harvard University, 1899
  • PhD Harvard University, 1902
Appointments & Honors
  • Instructor, 1902-08, and Assistant Professor of Comparative Psychology, 1908-17, both at Harvard University
  • President, APA, 1916-17
  • Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota (in absentia), 1917-19
  • Chief, Division of Psychology, Office of the Surgeon General, 1917-18
  • Chairman, Research Information Service, National Research Council, 1919-24
  • Hon. LLD Ursinus College, 1923
  • Hon. DSc Wesleyan University, 1923
  • Member, National Academy of Science, 1923
  • Professor of Psychobiology, Yale University, 1929-44
  • Director, Yale Laboratories of Primate Biology, 1929-41
  • Hon. MA Yale University, 1931
  • Member, American Philosophical Society 1936
  • President, American Society of Naturalists, 1938
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and AAAS
  • Member, American Physiological Society
  • Gold Medal, New York Zoological'Society, 1954
Principal Publications
  • 1907 The Dancing Mouse: A Study in Animal Behavior. Macmillan.
  • 1908 The relation of strength of stimulus to rapidity of habit formation. Journal of Comparative Neurology and Psychology, 18, 459-82 (with J. D. Dodson).
  • 1911 Methods of studying vision in animals. Behavior Monographs, I, 96 (with J. B. Watson).
  • 1916 The mental life of monkeys and apes: A study of ideational behavior. Behavior Monographs, 3, 149.
  • 1920 (ed.) Mental Tests in the American Army. Holt (with C. S Yoakum).
  • 1929 The Great Apes: A Study of Anthropoid Life. Yale University Press (with A. W. Yerkes).
  • 1943 Chimpan::ees: A Laboratory Colony. Yale University Press.