Gibson, Eleanor J.
- Elissa N. Rodkey
Gibson, Eleanor J. (7 Dec. 1910–30 Dec. 2002), experimental psychologist, was born Eleanor Jack into a middle class family in Peoria, Illinois. Her father, William Jack, was a businessman, and her mother, Isabel Grier, was a graduate of Smith College, a prestigious women’s college. Eleanor attended the local public schools and enrolled at Smith College at the age of sixteen. At Smith Eleanor first encountered psychology and met her husband, ...