Nicholas Mackintosh#

Obituary, University of Cambridge
Obituary, The Royal Society


Nicholas John Mackintosh is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of the Royal Society since 1987. He has a very long and distinguished career as a scientist, having received the Biological Medal and the President's Award from the British Psychological Society in 1984 and 1986 respectively.

Between 1981 and 2002 he was Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology and a Fellow of King's College at the University of Cambridge. He has travelled widely, having been Visiting professor at the Universities of Pennsylvania, California (at Berkeley), Hawaii, New South Wales and Yale.

Nick has authored many seminal books that have had, and continue to have, an impact on the way people think about issues such as intelligence and animal learning. These have included 'The Psychology of Animal Learning' (1974), 'Cyril Burt: Fraud or Framed' (1995), and 'IQ and Human Intelligence' (1998).

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