Henry Murray

American psychologist and academic (1893–1988) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Henry Alexander Murray (May 13, 1893 – June 23, 1988) was an American psychologist at Harvard University. From 1959 to 1962, he conducted a series of psychologically damaging and purposefully abusive experiments on minors and undergraduate students. One of those students was Ted Kaczynski, later known as the Unabomber.

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Henry Murray
Born(1893-05-13)May 13, 1893
DiedJune 23, 1988(1988-06-23) (aged 95)
Alma materHarvard University (AB)
Columbia University (MD, MA)
University of Cambridge (PhD)
Known forPersonality psychology
Thematic Apperception Test
AwardsBruno Klopfer Award (1967)
Scientific career
InstitutionsHarvard University

Murray was Director of the Harvard Psychological Clinic in the School of Arts and Sciences after 1930. Murray developed a theory of personality called personology, based on "need" and "press". Murray was also a co-developer, with Christiana Morgan, of the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), which he referred to as "the second best-seller that Harvard ever published, second only to the Harvard Dictionary of Music".

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