Nathan Brody

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Nathan Brody
EducationUniversity of New Hampshire
University of Michigan
Known forWork on intelligence and personality
Scientific career
InstitutionsWesleyan University
ThesisDemand for certainty, motivation, and the decision process (1961)

Nathan Brody is an American psychology professor Emeritus known for his work on intelligence and personality.[1]

Brody received his BA from University Of New Hampshire and his MA and PhD from University of Michigan. He taught at Wesleyan University and is currently an emeritus professor there.

In 1995, Brody was part of an 11-member American Psychological Association task force led by Ulric Neisser which published Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns, a report written in response to The Bell Curve. In 1998, he was one of the contributors to the 1998 special issue devoted to Arthur Jensen in Intelligence, where he praised Jensen's work as a "formidable contribution" to the topic of race and intelligence, though disagreeing to some extent with them.[2]


  • Brody N. Human Motivation: Commentary on Goal-Directed Action. Academic Press (July 1, 1983) ISBN 0-12-134840-7.
  • Brody N. Personality: research and theory. Academic Press (1972) ISBN 0-12-134850-4
  • Brody N. Personality: In Search of Individuality. Academic Press (March 28, 1988) ISBN 0-12-134845-8.
  • Brody N. Intelligence. Academic Press; 2 edition (March 20, 1992, first edition 1976) ISBN 0-12-134251-4.
  • Brody N, Ehrlichman H. Personality Psychology: Science of Individuality. Prentice Hall; 1 edition (August 12, 1997) ISBN 0-13-146903-7.


  1. ^ Seligman, Daniel (November 25, 1996). Quotas for Smart kids. Forbes. CNN. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
  2. ^ Brody, Nathan (January 1998). "Jensen and intelligence". Intelligence. 26 (3): 243–247. doi:10.1016/s0160-2896(99)80007-5. ISSN 0160-2896.

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