David Stenhouse

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David Stenhouse
Born (1932-05-23)23 May 1932
Sutton, Surrey, England
Died 27 August 2013(2013-08-27) (aged 81)
Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand
Occupation Author

David Stenhouse was born in Sutton, Surrey, England on 23 May 1932. He proposed the "4-factor" theory of evolutionary intelligence and was active in ethology, education, evolutionary biology and philosophy of science in Australia and New Zealand.

He died after a short illness on 27 August 2013 in Palmerston North, New Zealand.[1]

Early life and family[edit]

Stenhouse spent his childhood on the outskirts of London and in South-West Scotland, where his parents were from. His paternal grandfather, also called David, was the headmaster of the Sandbank school. The son of J.F.M. & M.M. Stenhouse, he has one sister, Joyce. His parents moved to New Zealand when he was in his teens. He has 7 children from 2 marriages. His eldest son, Dr. John Stenhouse, was a lecturer in History at Massey University, and is currently Associate Professor in History at the University of Otago.

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After taking degrees in both Philosophy (under John Passmore) and Zoology at the University of Otago, he lectured at Universities in New Zealand and Australia – in the Department of Zoology at The University of Queensland, the Department of Education at Massey University, and the Department of Psychology at Massey University. He is the author of a number of books and articles.

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