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J. McVicker Hunt
(1906 - 1991)
- University of Nebraska in London (BA, 1929; MA, 1930)
- Cornell University (Ph.D., 1933) under Madison Bentley
- New York Psychiatric Institute and Worcester State Hospital in Massachusetts
- Brown University
- University of Illinois (1951)
- Offered an alternative conception of intelligence as an information-processing
- Advocated of compensatory education.
Ideas & Interests
- (Researched with rats on the effects of early rearing environment
to examine psychoanalytic insights into the development of personality
- (Examined the effects of child-rearing practices from a broad historical
perspective , and became impressed with the evidence for plasticity
in intellectual development.)
- Children are reared in early-impoverished environment, which results
in intellectual deficit.
- His thought that environments are much more self-selected or self-created,
and therefore, posited the importance of intrinsic motivation for intellectual
(This led him urge research for optimal educational programs that would
foster this idea.)
Intelligence and Experience (1961)
Personality and Behavior Disorder (1944)
References: 5, 8, 14, 21, 28, 17
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