Earl B. Hunt

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Earl B. Hunt
Buz Hunt ISIR Lifetime 2009.jpg
Receiving Lifetime achievement award at ISIR in 2009
Born (1933-01-08)January 8, 1933
San Francisco, California, U.S
Died April 12.13, 2016(2016-04-12.13) (aged 83)
Nationality American
Alma mater Stanford University,
Yale University
Known for Research on intelligence
Awards James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award,[1]
ISIR Lifetime Achievement Award[2]
Scientific career
Fields Psychology
Institutions University of Washington

Earl B. Hunt (January 8, 1933 – April 12 or 13, 2016) [3] [4] [5] was an American psychologist specializing in the study of human and artificial intelligence. Within these fields he focused on individual differences in intelligence and the implications of these differences for the roles people play within a high-technology society. He was in partial retirement as emeritus professor of psychology and adjunct professor of computer science at the University of Washington at the time of his death. His book Will We Be Smart Enough? combines cognitive theory, demographic projections and psychometric research to measure the capabilities of tomorrow's workforce against the needs of tomorrow's workplace.[6][7]

He was a former president of the International Society for Intelligence Research and was awarded the organisations Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.[2]


2001-16 Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Washington
1978-01 Professor of Psychology, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, University of Washington
1971-78 Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
1966-75 Professor of Psychology and Computer Science, University of Washington
1965-66 Associate Professor of Business Administration and Psychology, UCLA
1963-65 Senior Lecturer in Physics (Electronic Computing), University of Sydney
1963-63 Lecturer in Psychology, University of Sydney
1961-62 Staff Research Specialist, Western Management Science Institute, UCLA
1960-61 Acting Assistant Professor, Yale University
1959-59 Research Associate, Psychological Research Associates, Inc.
1954-57 United States Marine Corps



  • Hunt, Earl (2011). Human intelligence. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-70781-1. 
  • Hunt, Earl (2007). The mathematics of behavior. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-61522-4. 
  • Hunt, Earl (2002). Thoughts on Thought. Mahwah, N.J: L. Erlbaum Associates. ISBN 978-0-8058-0265-8. 
  • Hunt, Earl (1995). Will we be smart enough? : a cognitive analysis of the coming workforce. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. ISBN 0-87154-392-3. 
  • Hunt, Earl (1975). Artificial intelligence. New York: Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-12-362340-9. 
  • Earl B. Hunt; Janet Marin; Philip J. Stone (1966). Experiments in Induction. New York: Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-12-362350-8. 
  • Hunt, Earl (1962). Concept learning: An information processing problem. Hoboken New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1037/13135-000. 

Magazine articles[edit]


  1. ^ "2011 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award - Earl Hunt". psychologicalscience.org. Association for Psychological Science. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "2009 Lifetime Achievement Award". isironline.org. 25 December 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  3. ^ isironline.org
  4. ^ In Memory of Professor Earl 'Buz' Hunt (1933-2016) Departments of Psychology University of Washington
  5. ^ The Seattle Times
  6. ^ "Earl (Buz) Hunt Wins Lifetime Contribution Award". web.psych.washington.edu. University of Washington. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Curriculum vitae: Earl Hunt" (PDF). psych.uw.edu. 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 

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