Stanley Schachter Biography Essay

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Stanley Schachter was born on April 15, 1922 in Flushing, New York. Anna Fruchter and Nathan Schachter, both Romanian Jews, were his parents. His father was from a little community in Bukovina called Vasilau and his mother was from the city of Radauti. After graduating from high school, he went to college at Yale University where he studied Art History. in 1942. he managed to his Bachelor's degree in Art History, and continued to further his education by obtaining his Master's degree in Psychology. He decided to stay at Yale to accomplish this goal. One of the reasons he was interested in Psychology was because of a man named Clark Hull, a psychologist whose main contribution to psychology dealt with motivation and learning in correlation with…show more content…
During this period in his career, he published some of his most influential writings including The Psychology of Affiliation and Theory and Experiment in Social Communication. Schachter continued to write many articles on topics like rumor transmission, group cohesion, and persuasion. His work at the University of Minnesota was very rewarding to Schachter as he received quite a few accolades and awards. Firstly, Schachter was given a Fulbright Fellowship. Secondly, Schachter received the American Association for the Advancement of Science Socio-Psychological Prize and the AAAS Prize for Behavioral Science Research in 1959. Schachter also received the General Electric Foundation Awards. Until 1962, Schachter consistently received this honor. After his success at the University of Minnesota, Schachter joined Columbia University. His work during his time at Colombia University dealt with attributin in the sense that emotions are processes influence people in various aspects of both social life and self-perception. In 1992, when Schachter turned 70, he retired from Columbia University. In 1997, five years later, he died on June 7th and was given the title, “Psychologist of the
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