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Osgood, Charles Egerton (1916–1991)

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Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0627

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Staff 2010. Osgood, Charles Egerton (1916–1991). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Charles Osgood received the BA degree from Dartmouth College (1939) and the PhD degree from Yale in 1945. He then served as research associate for the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development, where he worked on the training of B-29 gunners. He was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut from 1946–1949, and then moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he remained throughout his career. He became Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute of Communication Research. In 1960 he received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association. He was elected President of the American Psychological Association in 1963. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and elected to the National Academy of Sciences.