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Title: Joseph Charles Stevens Collection, 1957-1974

ID: COLL/238

Primary Creator: Stevens, Joseph Charles (1929-2014)

Extent: 0.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Abstract

Professor of psychology at Yale University. The collection includes articles on the subjects of physics and psychology; and two books entitled, Laboratory Experiments in Psychology and Sensation and Measurement: Papers in Honor of S. S. Stevens.

Biographical Note

Joseph Charles Stevens was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 28, 1929. Stevens attended Calvin College as an undergraduate, earning his B.A. in biology in 1950. He went on to earn his M.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1953. After earning his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University in 1957, he stayed on campus as an Instructor in psychology.  By 1961 Stevens served Harvard as assistant professor of psychology until 1966.

In 1966 he accepted a research associate and lecturer position at Yale University. Stevens also became a fellow at the John B. Pierce Laboratory, an independent research institution that is affiliated with Yale University. Throughout his career he participated in many scientific organizations such as American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Psychological Society. He also contributed to many scientific journals as well. Stevens stayed with both Yale and the John B. Pierce Laboratory until his death on February 7, 2014.

After his passing, he bequeathed $1 million to Calvin College for faculty research in the sciences.


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[Series 1: [General Materials]],
[Series 2: Articles, 1957-1974],
[Series 3: Books, 1965-74],
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Series 2: Articles --- 1957-1974
Box 1
Folder 2
Item 1: "Estimations of Loudness by a Group of Untrained Observers" --- 1957
Item 2: "The Growth of Subjective Magnitude with Stimulus Intensity" --- 1958
Item 3: "Stimulus Spacing and the Judgment of Loudness" --- 1958
Item 4: "The Perception of Repetition Rate" --- 1959
Item 5: "Scales of Apparent Force" --- 1959
Folder 3
Item 1: "Physiological Zero and the Psychophysical Law" --- 1960
Item 2: "Growth of Sensation on Seven Continua as Measured by Force of Handgrip" --- 1960
Item 3: "Warmth and Cold: Dynamics of Sensory Intensity" --- 1960
Item 4: "The Form of the Loudness Function near Threshold" --- 1961
Item 5: "Brightness Function:  Effects of Adaptation" --- 1963
Item 6: "The Dynamics of Subjective Warmth and Cold" --- 1963
Folder 4
Item 1: "Applications of Power Functions to Perceptual-motor Learning" --- 1964
Item 2: "A High-intensity Flash-source" --- 1964
Item 3: "Individual Loudness Functions" --- 1964
Item 4: "Cross-modality Matching of Brightness and Loudness" --- 1965
Item 5: "Psychofit" --- 1965
Folder 5
Item 1: "Brightness and loudness as functions of stimulus duration" --- 1966
Item 2: "Individual brightness functions" --- 1966
Item 3: "Apparent warmth as a function of thermal irradiation" --- 1967
Item 4: "Brightness function: Binocular versus monocular stimulation" --- 1967
Item 5: "Brightness inhibition re size of surround" --- 1967
Item 6: "The Senses" --- 1967
Folder 6
Item 1: "The form of the psychophysical function near threshold" --- 1968
Item 2: "Perceived warmth and skin temperature as functions of the duration and level of thermal irradiation" --- 1968
Item 3: "Psychophysics" --- 1968
Item 4: "The Skin Senses" --- 1968
Item 5: "The Quantitative Assessment of Thermal Discomfort" --- 1969
Folder 7
Item 1: "Measurement of Muscle Fatigue by a Constant-Effort Procedure" --- 1970
Item 2: "Pain, Discomfort, and Warmth as Functions of Thermal Intensity" --- 1970
Item 3: "Psychophysical scales of apparent heaviness and the size-weight illusion" --- 1970
Item 4: "Effort in isometric muscular contractions related to force level and duration" --- 1970
Item 5: "Subjective Warmth in Relation to the Density, Duration, and Areal Extent of Infra-Red Irradiation" --- 1970
Folder 8
Item 1: "Effort in Sustained and Phasic Handgrip Contractions" --- 1971
Item 2: "Spatial summation and the dynamics of warmth sensation" --- 1971
Item 3: "Spatial Summation in Relation to Speed of Reaction to Radiant Stimulation" --- 1971
Item 4: "Variety in Color Science" --- 1971
Folder 9
Item 1: "Brightness function: Role of the pupil" --- 1972
Item 2: "Effort in Isometric Contractions: Buildup and Recovery" --- 1972
Item 3: "On the Form of Learning Curves" --- 1972
Item 4: "Perceived Cold and Skin Temperature as Functions of Stimulation Level and Duration" --- 1972
Folder 10
Item 1: "Constant-effort contractions related to the electromyogram" --- 1973
Item 2: "The Hard Facts of Psychology" --- 1973
Item 3: "Spatial Summation of Warmth:  Influence of Duration and Configuration of the Stimulus" --- 1973
Item 4: "Temporal summation at the warmth threshold" --- 1973
Item 5: "Temporal summation related to the nature of the proximal stimulus for the warmth sense" --- 1973
Folder 11
Item 1: "Families of Converging Power Functions in Psychophysics" --- 1974
Item 2: "Obituary" --- 1974
Item 3: "Psychophysical invariances in proprioception" --- 1974
Item 4: "Regional Sensitivity and Spatial Summation in the Warmth Sense" --- 1974
Item 5: "Variation of Sensitivity to Thermal Stimulation over Body Surface" --- 1974
Folder 12
Item 1: "Abstract of 'A Comparison of Ratio Scales for the Loudness of White Noise and the Brightness of White Light" --- undated
Item 2: "Convergence of Psychophysical Power Functions" --- undated

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