Morton Hunt

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Morton Hunt
Born (1920-02-20) February 20, 1920 (age 95)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Fields Social/behavioural psychology
Alma mater Temple University
University of Pennsylvania

Morton Magill Hunt (born February 20, 1920) is a psychologist and science writer who has notably written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and Harper's.[1] Educated at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania, he worked as a freelance writer from 1949, specializing in the social and behavioral sciences; he has written at least 18 books and more than 450 articles.[2][3][4]

He lives in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.[5]


He is the author of several books, including "The Story of Psychology", "The Natural History of Love", "The New Know-Nothings: The Political Foes of the Scientific Study of Human Nature", and "The Universe Within".

In "How Science Takes Stock: The Story of Meta-Analysis" he describes the history of meta-analysis and its early applications. He describes how meta-analysis was first developed by Gene Glass as a way to summarize evidence for psychotherapy. He also describes how in education policy, meta-analysis was initially used by Richard Laine, Larry Hedges and Rob Greenwald to refute the work of Eric Hanushek whose work claimed evidence that spending more money on public schools resulted no educational improvement.


  1. ^ Butler, N. (2003). The Quotable Lover. Globe Pequot Press. p. 219. ISBN 9781592280094. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  2. ^ Hunt, Morton (1997). How science takes stock: the story of meta-analysis. New York: The Russell Sage Foundation. ISBN 0-87154-398-2. 
  3. ^ Gale Research Company (1969). Contemporary Authors: First revision (v. 5-8). Gale Research Company. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  4. ^ Johnson, C. (1995). Who's who in Writers, Editors & Poets, United States & Canada. December Press. ISSN 1049-8621. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  5. ^ "Morton Hunt (Author of The Story of Psychology)". Retrieved 2015-05-24.