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Cannon, Walter Bradford (Walter)

Born: 1871 AD
Died: 1945 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Physicians, Psychologist


1871 - He was born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, on the 19th of October.

1914 - He was President of the American Physiological Society.

1915 - He coined the term fight or flight to describe an animal's response to threats (Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage: An Account of Recent Researches into the Function of Emotional Excitement, Appleton, New York).

         - He developed the theory with psychologists Philip Bard to try to explain why people feel emotions first and then act upon them.

1945 - He died on the 19th of October in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

         - He wrote autobiography "The Way of an Investigator".


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