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STOTT, Denis Herbert (1909-1988)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0366 DS
Held at: Institute of Education
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Full title: STOTT, Denis Herbert (1909-1988)
Date(s): 1940s-1970s
Level of description: collection
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of creator(s): Stott | Denis Herbert | 1909-1988 | educational psychologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Denis Herbert Stott (1909-1988) was an educational psychologist who worked on delinquency, behavioural problems, child and adolescent development, and learning difficulties. He was educated at Cambridge, graduating in 1932 with a degree in Modern Languages and Economics. From 1932 to 1946 he taught languages in grammar and secondary modern schools, achieving a Diploma in Education from Oxford in 1943. From 1946 to 1951 Stott worked as a research officer for the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, gaining a PhD from the University of London in 1950, and from 1951 to 1957 he was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of Bristol. In 1957 he moved to a post as Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Glasgow, from 1966-1968 was Professor and Chairman of the Psychology Department at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada and from 1968 to 1975 was Director of the Centre for Educational Disabilities at Guelph, becoming a Professor Emeritus on his retirement in 1975.


Scope and content/abstract:

This collection includes notebooks from early in Stott's career, [1940-1959], and a collection of Stott's published papers, 1950s-1970s. The notebooks comprise a numbered series of 25 notebooks mainly containing notes on diverse topics from a wide range of authors, with a subject index compiled by Stott himself; a notebook entitled 'lecture notes' on statistical method and one on 'statistical formulae'.

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A reader wishing to publish any quotation of information, including pictorial, derived from any archive material must apply in writing for prior permission from the Librarian or other appropriate person(s) as indicated by the Archivist. A limited number of photocopies may be supplied at the discretion of the Archivist.

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Archival history:

These papers were given by Stott's widow to the Education Department at the University of Warwick in 1992.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick, in July 2000.

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Created 12/5/2000, modified 12/5/2000

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