Wilfred Trotter

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1872 – 1939

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Who was Wilfred Trotter?

Wilfred Batten Lewis Trotter, FRS was a British surgeon, a pioneer in neurosurgery. He was also known for his studies on social psychology, most notably for his concept of the herd instinct, which he first outlined in two published papers in 1908, and later in his famous popular work Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War. Trotter argued that gregariousness was an instinct, and studied beehives, flocks of sheep and wolf packs.

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Born
Nov 3, 1872
Coleford
Also known as
  • W. Trotter
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Died
Nov 25, 1939
Blackmoor, Hampshire

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on July 23, 2013

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