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Gibson, Eleanor J.locked

(7 Dec. 1910–30 Dec. 2002)
  • Elissa N. Rodkey

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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, ...

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