Clifford Morgan

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Clifford Morgan
Clifford Thomas Morgan

(1915-07-21)July 21, 1915
DiedFebruary 12, 1976(1976-02-12) (aged 60)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
EducationMaryville College
University of Rochester
Scientific career
FieldsExperimental psychology
Physiological psychology
InstitutionsHarvard University
Johns Hopkins University
University of Texas at Austin
ThesisThe Dark-Adaptation Curve of Normal and A-Avitaminotic Rats (1939)
Doctoral advisorElmer Culler
Notable studentsJohn Zubek
InfluencesLeonard Carmichael
Karl U. Smith

Clifford Thomas Morgan (July 21, 1915 – February 12, 1976)[1] was an American psychologist whose research was in the fields of physiological and experimental psychology. He was the author of the 1943 textbook Physiological Psychology, as well as a co-founder of the Psychonomic Society in 1959, of which he served as the first chairman.[2][3] He also established three academic journals from 1964 to 1966: Psychonomic Science, Psychonomic Monograph Supplements, and Perception & Psychophysics. He went on to give these journals to the Psychonomic Society in 1967.[4] In his honor, the Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology, Division 6 of the American Psychological Association, awards the Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Service to Div. 6 Award.[5]


  1. ^ Stellar, Eliot; Lindzey, Gardner (1978). "Clifford T. Morgan: 1915-1976". The American Journal of Psychology. 91 (2): 343–348. ISSN 0002-9556. JSTOR 1421544.
  2. ^ "Clifford T. Morgan, Psychologist, Dead". The New York Times. 1976-02-17. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  3. ^ Garner, W. R. (December 1976). "Clifford Thomas Morgan: Psychonomic Society's First Chairman". Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society. 8 (6): 409–415. doi:10.3758/BF03335183. ISSN 0090-5054.
  4. ^ Dewsbury, Donald A. (September 1996). "History of the Psychonomic Society II: The journal publishing program". Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 3 (3): 322–338. doi:10.3758/BF03210756. ISSN 1069-9384. PMID 24213933.
  5. ^ "Clifford T. Morgan Award for Distinguished Service". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 2020-05-10.