Nathan Brody

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Nathan Brody
Fields Psychology
Institutions Wesleyan University
Education University of New Hampshire
University of Michigan
Thesis Demand for certainty, motivation, and the decision process (1961)
Known for Work on intelligence and personality

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.


  • 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) 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.

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