Raymond Bassett

photo neededIn hmolscience, Raymond Bassett (1904-1956) was an American sociologist noted for his involvement in John Q. Stewart’s so-called “social physics project at Princeton”, aka the Princeton Department of Social Physics”, and seems to have been a member of the 40-person AAAS Social Physics Committee, commenting, e.g. his view that "decisions", as per Stewart's so-called "central equation of social physics" goes, is an elementary concept in the whole of sociological theory. [1]

Bassett completed his undergraduate work in 1928 at Yale and his PhD in 1948 at the University of Washington, and from 1949 to 1956 was chairman of sociology department (ΡΊ) at the University of New Hampshire. [2]

1. (a) Stewart, John Q. (1953). “Remarks on the Current State of Social Physics” (pdf), Paper presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference, Boston, Dec 30; in: Box 58, Miscellaneous Writing, John Q. Stewart Papers, Rare Books Special Collections, Princeton University.
(b) Staff. (1955). “Research in Progress: Social Physics”, Princeton Alumni Weekly, 55:17.
2. Raymond Eliot Bassett (1904-1956) – BassettBrqanches.org.

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