George Armitage Miller
#8491 Overall Influence

George Armitage Miller

American cognitive psychologist

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George Armitage Miller was an American psychologist who was one of the founders of cognitive psychology, and more broadly, of cognitive science. He also contributed to the birth of psycholinguistics. Miller wrote several books and directed the development of WordNet, an online word-linkage database usable by computer programs. He authored the paper, “The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two,” in which he observed that many different experimental findings considered together reveal the presence of an average limit of seven for human short-term memory capacity. This paper is frequently cited by psychologists and in the wider culture. Miller won numerous awards, including the National Medal of Science.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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University of Oxford
University of Oxford

Collegiate research university in Oxford, England

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University of Alabama
University of Alabama

Public university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

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George Washington University
George Washington University

University in Washington, D.C.

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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#125 World Rank #55 USA Rank
Psychology