Neal Elgar Miller was born on August 3, 1909, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in 1931, a Master’s from Stanford the following year, and his doctorate from Yale in 1935. He was then a social science research fellow at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, Vienna, for a year before returning to Yale as a faculty member in 1936.
During the Second World War, he served as an officer in charge of research in the Army Air Corps’ Psychological Research Unit #1 in Nashville, Tennessee, and later directed the Psychological Research Project at the headquarters of the Flying Training Command in Randolph Field, Texas. Miller returned to Yale as Professor of Psychology and in 1952, he was appointed the first James Rowland Angell Professor of Psychology.
In 1966, Miller transferred to Rockefeller University, where he spent an additional 15 years of service. He became professor emeritus at Rockefeller...
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