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Samuel A. Stouffer

(1900—1960)


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(1900–60)

An American sociologist and quantitative methodologist who, during the Second World War, directed social research in the US War Department. His research there culminated in his most famous work, The American Soldier (1949), which made major contributions to social psychology and survey methodology, as well as developing the concept of relative deprivation. See also reference group.

Subjects: Sociology.


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