Hans Jürgen Eysenck

(1916—1997) psychologist

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One of the most influential and widely cited psychologists of the 20th century, Eysenck spent his career in London, England, after fleeing Nazi Germany. His work on intelligence and personality was world-leading, though his claims concerning the relationship between genetics and personality sparked much controversy. His model for the analysis of personality and for the identification of traits has been applied in sport psychology, and the distinction between extrovert and introvert personalities has informed the analysis of athlete behaviour and performance.

Subjects: Social Sciences — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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