By John Horn, Ph.D. and Heather E. P. Cattell, Ph.D. Raymond Bernard Cattell, who died at his home in Honolulu on February 2, , must rank among the. Raymond Bernard Cattell (March 20, – February 2, ) was a Influenced by the work of Cyril Burt, Charles Spearman (who was. Personalidad de. Raymond Bernard. Cattell. Dr. Gonzalo Adán. UIB. sobre todo a partir de su teorías sobre la personalidad. Autor o . Trayectoria y biografía.

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Handbook of Multivariate Experimental Psychology. The birth of the society of multivariate experimental psychology. Cattell also developed new factor analytic techniques, for example, by inventing the Scree Test, which uses the biogrxfia of latent roots to judge the optimal number of factors to extract.

Multivariate Experimental Psychology, 19 From catell beginning of his career, Cattell worked hard to establish psychology biografiaa a field as worthy of study as any of the “hard” physical sciences, such as chemistry or physics. Review of Raymond B. While effects on a discipline of a particular person’s writings are difficult to identify, it is clear that Cattell’s research has contributed immensely to the breadth and depth of modern scientific psychology, both directly and through the hundreds of colleagues and students around the world with whom he worked.

Herbert Woodrowprofessor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignwas searching for someone with a background in multivariate methods to establish a research laboratory.

Raymond Cattell

The Biogtafia Test Battery. Revue Francophone de Clinique Comportementale et Cognitive, 5 The regularities indicated in Cattell’s research, now appearing in many guises, remain among the principle contributions to theoretical analysis of personality. InCattell was one of 52 signatories on ” Mainstream Science on Intelligence[61] ” an editorial written by Linda Gottfredson and published in the Wall Street Journal which declared the consensus of the signing scholars on IQ research following the publication of the book The Bell Curve.


As a teenager I worked in a military hospital and saw the carnage. Career assessment and the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences. Kazdin James H. Wells, and Aldous Huxley. Cattell was also criticized by Rutgers professor William H. In particular, Cattell was interested in exploring the basic taxonomic dimensions and structure of human personality.

In order to apply factor analysis to personality, Cattell believed it was necessary to sample the widest possible range of variables.

This was the start of intelligence research! The 16PF has been used and studied in thousands of published investigations. Thus, “global” Extraversion is fundamentally defined by the primary traits that are grouped together factor analytically, and, moving in the opposite direction, the second-order Extraversion factor gives conceptual meaning and structure to these primary traits, identifying their focus and function in human personality.

Cattell pioneered the development of numerous concepts in personality theory, in addition to a variety of statistical techniques which have greatly advanced the study of human nature. The Lives and Works of Raymond B. It has been classified as “trait theory” though it deals with much more than merely the enduring characteristics whereby one person can be distinguished from another; it is also an account of states and systematic changes in behavior brought about through motivation and learning.

Multivariate experimental research designs and multivariate statistical analyses allowed for the study of “real-life” situations e.

Raymond Cattell – Wikipedia

American Psychologist, 48 1 By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Cattell was invited to assume this position in By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

For more extensive biographical information, please see the following web site and publications: A Cambridge Alumni Database. Manual for the Eight State Questionnaire. But what raymonx it all mean, and where did it all come from? In more than 50 books and articles and book chapters, he developed a theory of human behavior rivaled in comprehensiveness only by the theory of Freud, and rivaled by no other theory in its adherence to evidence derived from empirical research.


In the cognitive abilities domain, Cattell researched a wide range of abilities, but is best known for the distinction between fluid and crystallized intelligence.

In tribute to Raymond B. A review of the evidence with special emphasis ramond methodological problems. Here Cattell first developed the idea that the new factor-analytic method that was so productive in studying abilities could also be powerful in understanding the complex area of personality. He specified three kinds of data for comprehensive sampling, to capture the full range of personality dimensions:.

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A se committee was convened by the APA to investigate the legitimacy of the charges. One of the most important results of Cattell’s application of factor analysis was the derivation of 16 factors underlying human personality. In connection with his eugencist beliefs, Cattell’s own research found that men of science were likely to have fathers who were clergymen rayjond professors.

National Academy of the Sciences. Multiple-indicator measurement versus the a priori scales. Research into the 16PF personality factors has shown these constructs to be useful in understanding and predicting a wide range of real life behaviors. Raymond Cattell’s papers and books are the 7th most highly referenced in peer-reviewed psychology journals over the past century.

At the beginning of his career, many scientists regarded psychology at best a xattell field of study, or at worst a pseudoscience such as phrenology.

Cattell applied multivariate research methods across several intrapersonal psychological domains: In his psychometric research on individual differences in intelligenceCattell identified fluid and crystallized intelligence abbreviated gF and gC, respectively as factors of “general intelligence.

Raymond Bernard Cattell 20 March — 2 February was a British and American psychologistknown for his psychometric research into intrapersonal psychological structure.