Douglas Medin

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American psychologist

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According to Wikipedia, Douglas L. "Doug" Medin is the Louis W. Menk Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Early life and education Medin first became interested in psychology when he was an eighth-grader in Algona, Iowa. During this time, he and his classmates were sorted into two groups depending on their singing abilities; Medin was assigned to the non-singers' group. He attended Moorhead State College, graduating in 1965 with a B.A. in psychology, and went on to receive his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of South Dakota in 1966 and 1968, respectively. His Ph.D. thesis focused on the way that rhesus monkeys perceive shapes.

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