Richard Herrnstein Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Richard Herrnstein (Richard Julius Herrnstein)

Last Updated: 15 May, 2023 | Views: 79

Age: 64

Profession: Doctor

Other Profession(s): Psychiatrist

Famous For: Matching Law & The Bell Curve

Higher Education: City College of New York (BA) Harvard University (PhD)

Richard Herrnstein Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
20 May, 1930 (64 Years 03 Months 24 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
New York
Birth District
New York City
Birth Sign
Died on
13 Sep, 1994
Cause of Death
Lung Cancer

Richard Herrnstein Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):            
Richard Herrnstein was born on May 20, 1930, and passed away on September 13, 1994. He was a Harvard University psychologist. He studied animal learning in the Skinnerian tradition. He served as the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard for five years, and he previously chaired the Psychology Department. He co-authored the controversial 1994 book The Bell Curve on human intelligence with Charles Murray. His organization was one of the Society for Quantitative Analysis of Behavior founders.
Richard Herrnstein Education: His educational background includes a Bachelor's and Master's degree from City College of New York, as well as a diploma from High School of Music & Art. Harvard University awarded Herrnstein his Ph.D. in 1955.
Richard Herrnstein Career:
Richard Herrnstein was considered a "star pupil" of B. Skinner during his PhD studies at Harvard. Until his death, he directed the Harvard pigeon lab that Skinner established.
Richard Herrnstein greatly contributed to cognitive psychology through his research. Hernstein wrote A Source Book in the History of Psychology in 1965 with Edwin Boring.
His position at Harvard University was that of Edgar Pierce, Professor of Psychology. He chaired the Harvard Department of Psychology from 1967 to 1971.
The Psychological Bulletin was also edited by him from 1975 to 1981. His election to fellowship by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences occurred in 1977.
His early research focused on natural concepts and human intelligence, and his controversial book, The Bell Curve, made him a prominent figure.
Richard Herrnstein Unknown Facts:
Richard Herrnstein advocated genetic research into intelligence. Research on IQ heritability led him to conclude that genes play an important role in determining intelligence.
Richard  Herrnstein's contributions to psychology were recognized despite the controversy surrounding his work. The American Psychological Association awarded him the Distinguished Scientific Award for Psychology Applications in 1983.

Richard Herrnstein Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 172 cm
In Meters 1.72 m
In Feet & Inches 5'6"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 68 kg
In Pounds 149 Ibs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Richard Herrnstein Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Rezso Herrnstein
Mother's Name
Flora Irene
Barbara Brodo, Chalk Gouinlock
Not Known
Not Known
Max And James
Julia Manganaro
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