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Michael Humphreys ’64

April 4, 2021, in Brisbane, Australia.

Michael was born in the United States and wrote his thesis, “Response and Association Variables in a Three State Markov Model for Paired Associate Learning,” advised by Prof. Frederick Courts [psychology 1945–69]. He went on to earn a PhD from Stanford University.

He lived in Brisbane, Australia, for the last 42 years, where he was professor emeritus of the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland and a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. In his research he made remarkable contributions to the science of human memory. Michael leaves behind his wife, Anita Steinerts, and daughters, Karin and Andrea Humphreys.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2022

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