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Roger William Brown (April 14, 1925 – December 11, 1997) was an American social psychologist. He was born in Detroit.

He attended the University of Michigan. During World War II, his education was interrupted by service as an ensign in the U.S. Navy and he served in the Pacific Theater during the Battle of Okinawa. He returned to Michigan and received his bachelor degree (1948) before going on for his Ph.D. in psychology (1952). At the University of Michigan, he became interested in the science of linguistics.

Following his graduation from Michigan, he became an instructor and then assistant professor at Harvard. In 1957 he left Harvard for a position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) where he wrote his monumental Words and Things. He became a full professor of psychology at M.I.T. in 1960.

In 1962, Brown accepted a professorship at Harvard, where he became the John Lindsley Professor in Memory of William James, a position he held until his retirement in 1995.

He completed his textbook, Social Psychology, in 1965. The book was widely adopted in many universities as a core textbook. The success of the initial version of Social Psychology encouraged him to write a completely new textbook on social psychology which he entitled simply Social Psychology: The Second Edition.

He then undertook a landmark study of the linguistic development of children, published in A First Language.

He followed this work with an introductory textbook on psychology, written with his colleague Richard Herrnstein.

At this time he concentrated upon studying specific familiar experiences such as that of "flashbulb memories" (for example, What were you doing the moment you heard of JFK's assassination?), and the "tip of the tongue phenomenon."

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Total Books: 50
The Gospel of the Master The Good News Retold for Critical Readers
What Nerve Alternative Figures in American Art 1960 to the Present
2014 - What Nerve Alternative Figures in American Art 1960 to the Present (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781938922466
ISBN-10: 1938922468
Genre: Arts & Photography

Everything for Sale The Marketisation of UK Higher Education
2013 - Everything for Sale the Marketisation of Uk Higher Education [Research into Higher Education] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780415809801
ISBN-10: 0415809800
Genre: Reference

50 Years of Polymer Testing
2009 - 50 Years of Polymer Testing (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781847354501
ISBN-10: 1847354505

Physical Testing of Rubber
2005 - Physical Testing of Rubber (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780387282862
ISBN-10: 0387282866
Genre: Science & Math

Quality Assurance in Higher Education The UK Experience Since 1992
2004 - Quality Assurance in Higher Education the Uk Experience Since 1992 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780415334921
ISBN-10: 0415334926
Genre: Nonfiction

William Stott of Oldham A Comet Rushing to the Sun
2003 - William Stott of Oldham a Comet Rushing to the Sun (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781903470206
ISBN-10: 190347020X

Planet Broadband
2003 - Planet Broadband (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781587200908
ISBN-10: 1587200902
Genres: Computers & Technology, Engineering & Transportation

The Crystal River
2003 - The Crystal River (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781894869904
ISBN-10: 1894869907

2003 - Social Psychology 2nd Ed (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743253406
ISBN-10: 074325340X
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting

Lire la presse en anglais
2001 - Lire La Presse En Anglais (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782910566098
ISBN-10: 2910566099

2001 - Mp3 [Sig] (Paperback)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to MP3 UK Music on the Internet
2000 - The Complete Idiot's Guide to Mp3 Uk Music on the Internet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780130879219
ISBN-10: 0130879215

Electronica Dance Music Programming Secrets
1999 - Electronica Dance Music Programming Secrets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780130836960
ISBN-10: 0130836966

The MIDI Files
1997 - The Midi Files (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780130802255
ISBN-10: 0130802255

Dance Music Programming Secrets
1996 - Dance Music Programming Secrets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780135689240
ISBN-10: 0135689244

Against My Better Judgement An Intimate Memoir of an Eminent Gay Psycholgist
1996 - Against My Better Judgement an Intimate Memoir of an Eminent Gay Psycholgist [Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780789000873
ISBN-10: 0789000873
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Medicine, LGBTQ+ Books

Find the Littlest Angels As They Celebrate Christmas
1993 - Find the Littlest Angels As They Celebrate Christmas [Look Find Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780785303282
ISBN-10: 0785303286
Genres: Children's Books, Substores

Social Workers at Risk The Prevention and Management of Violence  Practical Social Work
1986 - Social Workers at Risk the Prevention and Management of VIolence Practical Social Work [British Association of Social Workers BASW] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780333376669
ISBN-10: 0333376668

Rice Rivalry and Politics Managing Cambodian Relief
1983 - Rice Rivalry and Politics Managing Cambodian Relief (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780268016159
ISBN-10: 0268016151
Genre: Nonfiction

Educational Policy Making An Analysis
1983 - Educational Policy Making an Analysis [Studies in Education] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780854731305
ISBN-10: 085473130X
Genre: Nonfiction

Lonely Planet Europe A Travel Survival Kit
1980 - Lonely Planet Europe a Travel Survival Kit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780908086153
ISBN-10: 0908086156
Genre: Travel

1976 - A First Language the Early Stages [Penguin education] (Paperback)
Acquisition of Language [Review of Child Development Research] (Paperback)
Travellers Survival Kit Europe [Travellers Survival Kit] (Paperback)
Auditory Speaker Recognition [Forum phoneticum] (Other)