Stanley Smith Stevens

Psychologist, Author

1906 – 1973

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Who was Stanley Smith Stevens?

Stanley Smith Stevens was an American psychologist who founded Harvard's Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory, studying psychoacoustics, and he is credited with the introduction of Stevens' power law. Stevens authored a milestone textbook, the 1400+ page "Handbook of Experimental Psychology". He was also one of the founding organizers of the Psychonomic Society. In 1946 he introduced a theory of levels of measurement often used by statisticians.

In addition, Stevens played a key role in the development of the use of operational definitions in psychology.

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Born
Nov 4, 1906
Ogden
Also known as
  • S. S. Stevens
Religion
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Stanford University
  • University of Utah
Died
Jan 18, 1973

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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