James McKeen Cattell


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American psychologist and editor (1860-1944)

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Cattell's parents were William Cassady Cattell (1827-1898), president of Lafayette College, and Elizabeth McKeen (1835-1917), who received a substantial inheritance from her father; William and Elizabeth often used their wealth and influence to help Henry and his brother, James McKeen Cattell (1860-1944), one of the pioneers of the field of psychology and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.
58) Columbia's psychology department--which included such notables as department chair James McKeen Cattell, Robert Sessions Woodworth, Edward Thorndike, John Dewey, and James Hyslop--had no women faculty, though numbers of women had earned master's degrees and doctorates since the days back in 1891 when Columbia's trustees deliberated for a month before permitting the gifted Vassar graduate Margaret Floy Washburn to audit Cattell's courses.
61) James McKeen Cattell, "Further Statistical Study of American Men of Science," Science 176 (1910): 110.
His studies of children's suggestibility with Johns Hopkins' psychologist Maggie Bruck are an elegant integration of cognitive, social, and biological processes and have been cited by courts at all levels," reads part of the APS announcement about Ceci receiving the James McKeen Cattell Award.
Earlier influential pioneers appear to be Francis Galton and Cesare Lombroso in the mid-19th century and James McKeen Cattell, Alfred Yoder, and Alfred Binet at the turn of the 20th century.
Early in the last century, concerned psychologists, led by James McKeen Cattell, formed the Psychological Corporation to distribute tests because they feared the possibility of corporate entrepreneurs profiting excessively from the work of scholars and researchers.
Bender traces Seligman's leading role in landmark events such as the founding of the American Economic Association (which occurred the year after the creation of the AHA, not the year before, as Bender mistakenly reports), the founding of the American Association of University Professors (1915), and the resignations of Charles Beard (voluntary) and psychologist James McKeen Cattell (involuntary) from Columbia University during World War I.
Stroop's documentation of this effect followed upon related research conducted 50 years earlier by psychologist James McKeen Cattell, who reported that objects and colors take longer to name aloud than their corresponding words take to read aloud.