Roger Brown

Psychologist, Author

1925 – 1997

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Who was Roger Brown?

Roger William Brown, an American social psychologist, was born in Detroit.

Roger Brown, Ph.D., was known for his work in social psychology and in children's language development. He taught at Harvard University from 1952 until 1957 and from 1962 until 1994, and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1957 until 1962. His scholarly books include Words and Things: An Introduction to Language, Social Psychology, Psycholinguistics, A First Language: The Early Stages, and Social Psychology: The Second Edition. He authored numerous journal articles and book chapters.

He was the doctoral adviser or a post-doctoral mentor of many researchers in child language development and psycholinguistics, including Jean Berko Gleason, Susan Ervin-Tripp, Camile Hanlon, Dan Slobin, Ursula Bellugi, Courtney Cazden, Richard F. Cromer, David McNeill, Eric Lenneberg, Colin Fraser, Eleanor Rosch, Melissa Bowerman, Steven Pinker, Kenji Hakuta, and Peter de Villiers.

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Born
Apr 14, 1925
Detroit
Also known as
  • Roger William Brown
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, University of Michigan
    Psychology
    ( - 1952)
Lived in
  • Cambridge
    ( - 1997/12/11)
Died
Dec 11, 1997
Cambridge

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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