Morton Hunt, American psychologist and science writer, Died at 96

Morton Magill Hunt was born on February 20, 1920, and died on March 10, 2016.

He was a psychologist and science writer

He was a notably writer for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and Harper’s.

Morton was educated at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania, Hunt worked as a freelance writer from 1949, specializing in the social and behavioral sciences; he wrote at least 18 books and more than 450 articles

Magill authored of several books, including “The Story of Psychology”, “The Natural History of Love”, “The New Know-Nothings: The Political Foes of the Scientific Study of Human Nature”, and “The Universe Within”.

A Book called “How Science Takes Stock: The Story of Meta-Analysis” he describes the history of meta-analysis and its early applications.

Magill describes how meta-analysis was first developed by Gene Glass as a way to summarize evidence for psychotherapy.

Morton Hunt also describes how in education policy, meta-analysis was initially used by Richard Laine, Larry Hedges and Rob Greenwald to refute the work of Eric Hanushek whose work claimed evidence that spending more money on public schools resulted no educational improvement.

Morton Hunt passed away at 96 yrs old.