Mirns Robert Yerkes (Yerkes Robert Mearns)( The American psychologist.)
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Biography Mirns Robert Yerkes (Yerkes Robert Mearns)
Born in Bredisville (pc. Pennsylvania) May 26, 1876, was educated at the University Ursinus and at Harvard (where he received his Ph.D. in 1902). For 15 years he taught at Harvard University, was a professor at the University of Minnesota (1917-1919). Up to 1924 remain chairman of the Information Department of the National Research Council. Then he became a professor of psychology at Yale University, where he led (until his retirement in 1941) Laboratory biology of primates (now the Yerkes Laboratory) in Orange Park (pc. Florida). In 1944, Yerkes was made an honorary professor of psychobiology at Yale University. The fame was through his experimental studies of great apes. Among his books - Dancing Mouse, . study of animal behavior (The Dancing Mouse, . a Study in Animal Behavior, . 1907), . Introduction to Psychology (Introduction to Psychology, . 1911), . published in co-authored in 1915 and revised in 1923 Scale of measurement of intellectual abilities (A Point-scale for Measuring Mental Abilities), . The psychic life of monkeys, . including anthropoid (The Mental Life of Monkeys and Apes, . 1916), . Nearly man (Almost Human, . 1925), . Mind gorillas (The Mind of a Gorilla, . 1927), . published in collaboration with AW Yerkes book of great apes (The Great Apes, . 1929), . The laboratory colony of chimpanzees (Chimpanzees, . a Laboratory Colony, . 1943),
. Yerkes died in New Haven (pc. Connecticut) February 3, 1956.