Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories

2012 Edition
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Schachter, Stanley

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0463-8_369

Basic Biographical Information

Stanley Schachter was born April 15, 1922, in Flushing, New York, to émigré Jewish parents. His father was born in Vasilau and his mother in Radowitz (now Radauti); both cities are located in today’s Romania and were previously part of Austro-Hungarian Empire. Stanley Schachter died June 7, 1997, in East Hampton, New York. He was survived by his second wife, former Sophia Thalia Duckworth, and his son Elijah, born in 1969. Stanley Schachter’s papers are archived at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan.

Education and Professional Development

Schachter’s early education started in James Monroe High School in New York and at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, where he completed his B.S. and M.A. degrees. At Yale, at the Institute for Human Relations, Don Marquis initiated him to research and Clark Hull to Socratic teaching technique.

In 1946, Schachter started his graduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Independent Research PsychologistBostonUSA