Earl B. Hunt

Earl B. Hunt (January 8, 1933 – April 12 or 13, 2016) [2][3][4] 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 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? discussed demographic projections and psychometric research as they relate to predictions of possible future workplaces.[5][6]

Earl B. Hunt
Receiving Lifetime achievement award at ISIR in 2009
Born(1933-01-08)January 8, 1933
DiedApril 13, 2016(2016-04-13) (aged 83)
Alma materStanford University,
Yale University
Known forResearch on intelligence
AwardsJames McKeen Cattell Fellow Award,[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Washington

He was a former president of the International Society for Intelligence Research.[7]



  • 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


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

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