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

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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

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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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referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library.
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creatorOf Stevens, S. S. (Stanley Smith), 1906-1973. Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Clarence Hagen collection of autographs, 1938 Center for the History of Psychology
referencedIn Harvard University. Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory. Records of the Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory, 1940-1972 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Cole, Robert E. Letter to Stanley Smith Stevens with biographical information on Georg von Bekesy and bibliographies of Bekesy's work, 1972. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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referencedIn Roe, Anne, 1904-1991. Papers, 1949-1971 (bulk). American Philosophical Society Library
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creatorOf Stevens, S. S. (Stanley Smith), 1906-1973. Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens, 1931-1973 (inclusive). HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Anne Roe papers, 1949-1974 (bulk), 1949-1974 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn John W. Tukey Papers, 1937-2000 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Stevens, S. S. (Stanley Smith), 1906-1973. The S.S. Stevens papers. 1934-1981. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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referencedIn Records of the Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory, 1940-1972 Harvard University Archives.
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Psychoacoustics--Research
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Psychophysics--Sources
Senses and sensation--Sources
Psychophysics--Research
Psychophysiology--Sources
Psychology--Research
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Birth 1906-11-04

Death 1973-01-18

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