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Spearman, Charles Edward

Born: 1863 AD
Died: 1945 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Psychologists


1863 - Born on September 10th in London, England. British psychologist who theorized that a general factor of intelligence, g, is present in varying degrees in different human abilities.

1883 - While serving as an officer in the British army, Spearman came to believe that any significant advance in philosophy would come about mainly through psychology.

1904 - Charles Spearman received his doctorate from Leipzig.

         - He published General Intelligence Objectivity Determined and Measured considered a great landmark in the history of psychology. Spearman speculated that all intellective functioning was underpinned by an overall mental ability accompanied by specific abilities for differing mental tasks.

1911 - He took over the department of experimental psychology only to become Grote Professor of Mind and Logic.

1927-1931 - Wrote the books: The Abilities of Man, then The Nature of Intelligence and the Principles of Cognition and Creative Mind.

1937 - Psychology Down the Ages was the final piece, in it was a complete account of main psychological theories from the beginning of time to his day.

1945 - Died on September 17th in London.


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