Stevens, S.S. (Stanley Smith), 1906-1973

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Birth 1906-11-04
Death 1973-01-18
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Stevens was an authority on the physics of sensory perception, especially hearing. His primary contribution was Stevens' Law, which states that the magnitude of a sensation grows as a power function of the intensity of the stimulus. He was director of the Psycho-Acoustics Laboratory and the Psychophysics Laboratory at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62555827

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62555824

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62555833

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62555823

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62555826

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62555830

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62555831

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62555829

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62555825

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62555822

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62555834

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62555820

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62555832

Stanley Smith Stevens (1906-1973) was a physicist and professor at Harvard University. He was Stevens was an authority on the physics of sensory perception, especially hearing. His primary contribution was Stevens' Law, which states that the magnitude of a sensation grows as a power function of the intensity of the stimulus. He was director of the Psycho-Acoustics Laboratory and the Psychophysics Laboratory at Harvard.

From the guide to the Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, (inclusive), 1931-1973, (Harvard University Archives)

Stanley Smith Stevens (1906-1973) was a physicist and professor at Harvard University. He was an authority on the physics of sensory perception, especially hearing. He was director of the Psycho-Acoustics Laboratory and the Psychophysics Laboratory at Harvard. His primary contribution was Stevens' Law, which states that the magnitude of a sensation grows as a power function of the intensity of the stimulus.

From the description of Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 249198903

Stevens was born in Ogden, Utah. He went on an LDS mission and attended the University of Utah, but received his A.B. degree from Stanford University and a Ph. D. in 1933 from Harvard University. He was a professor and director of the psychophysics laboratory at Harvard.

From the description of The S.S. Stevens papers. 1934-1981. (University of Utah). WorldCat record id: 60843400

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  • Psychoacoustics--Research
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  • Psychophysics--Sources
  • Senses and sensation--Sources
  • Psychophysics--Research
  • Psychophysiology--Sources
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  • Psychology--Societies, etc

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