MacLeod, Robert Brodie, 1907-1972

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Professor of Psychology.

Robert B. MacLeod was born in Martintown, Ontario, Canada in 1907. He was an instructor at Cornell University from 1930-1933 and returned to the Cornell faculty in 1948, remaining in the Psychology Department until his death in 1972. He was an authority on experimental psychology in the areas of perception, language, and thinking, and he conducted research in cross-cultural psychology, especially Africa and the Middle East, the history and theory of psychology and phenomenology, educational theory, and the effects of malnutrition on mental development. He wrote five books and over 100 articles in his field. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association and was president of several divisions of the association, including the division on teaching of psychology.

From the description of Robert Brodie MacLeod papers, 1947-1969. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64073015

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referencedIn Tolman, Edward Chace, b. 1886. Edward C. Tolman papers, 1915-1957. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn University of Michigan. News and Information Services. Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005 (bulk 1960-1995) Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf MacLeod, Robert Brodie, 1907-1972. Robert Brodie MacLeod papers, 1947-1969. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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Birth 1907

Death 1972



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