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Who are the Most Eminent Psychologists of the Modern Era?

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Originally posted on May 30, 2014.

If asked that question, who would come to your mind?

For a forthcoming Archives of Scientific Psychology report, Ed Diener (University of Illinois), Shigehiro Oishi (University of Virginia), and JunYeun Park (University of Illinois), painstakingly assembled data from citations, textbook page coverage, and major awards.

Their top three, in order, were Albert Bandura (whose 218,219 citations also marked him as our most cited psychologist), Jean Piaget, and Daniel Kahneman.

Looking just at introductory psychology textbook pages mentioning different psychologists, the top two were Robert Sternberg and Martin Seligman.

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David Myers has spent his entire teaching career at Hope College, Michigan, where he has been voted “outstanding professor” and has been selected by students to deliver the commencement address. His award-winning research and writings have appeared in over three dozen scientific periodicals and numerous publications for the general public. He also has authored five general audience books, including The Pursuit of Happiness and Intuition: Its Powers and Perils. David Myers has chaired his city's Human Relations Commission, helped found a thriving assistance center for families in poverty, and spoken to hundreds of college and community groups. Drawing on his experience, he also has written articles and a book (A Quiet World) about hearing loss, and he is advocating a transformation in American assistive listening technology (see www.hearingloop.org).