Yerkes

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Yerkes United States psychologist who studied the intelligence of primates (1876-1956)
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Usage

In literature:

In spite of the crimes which Yerkes perpetrated in American cities, there was something refreshing and ingratiating about the man.
"The Age of Big Business" by Burton J. Hendrick
He it was who made the great 40-inch lens for the Yerkes Observatory.
"Side-lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science" by Simon Newcomb
Mr Yerk, back the main topsail, and heave the ship to.
"Tom Cringle's Log" by Michael Scott
Yerkes batted a three-bagger out of the reach of Snodgrass and Hooper scored.
"Spalding's Official Baseball Guide - 1913"
Made up and fashioned into Clinches, Bulls, Quirkes, Yerkes, Quips, and Jerkes.
"The Book of Noodles" by W. A. Clouston
But the price of Yerkes's affections was too high.
"Lady Merton, Colonist" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Stripes justly given yerk us with their fall, II.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
I'll say naething, but I'll yerk at the thinking.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
I pull, I twis', I yerk at dem jacket; 'e yent come.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
The author is continuing his researches at the Yerkes Observatory, having quitted the Lick establishment in 1892.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
Yerkes owned the Settlers Store in Tubac.
"Arizona's Yesterday" by John H. Cady
Yerkes Observatory, telescope of, 156*.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
A "Raising of Lazurus," in the collection of Mr Yerkes in New York, completes the list.
"Great Masters in Painting: Rembrandt van Rijn" by Malcolm Bell
Eh, but she maun hae made thae soldiers of Herod and thae grand wise-like lords yerk and fidge juist to watch her.
"Deep Moat Grange" by S. R. Crockett
Kindle up your crackers, and yerk away!
"The Shepherd's Calendar" by James Hogg
I've gone ahead with my friend Yerkes.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly" by Hamlin Garland
CHAIRMAN: PROFESSOR GEORGE E. HALE, Director of the Yerkes Observatory.
"International Congress of Arts and Science, Volume I" by Various
General Mental Age Standardized Intelligence Scales, Binet, Yerkes, etc.
"Vocational Psychology: Its Problems and Methods" by Harry L. Hollingworth
It was observed by Burnham in the years 1904-1906 with the great 40-inch telescope of the Yerkes Observatory (U.S.A.).
"Astronomical Curiosities" by J. Ellard Gore
But an I get the first yerk of a chield, I'm no unco feared for his return.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Hogg
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In poetry:

By cam ane gaed to the wrang kirk;
Douce he trottit alang.
"Puir body!" he cried, an' wi' a yerk
Aff o' his cuddy he sprang.
"Godly Ballants" by George MacDonald

In news:

Frans de Waal stands in a watchtower at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center north of Atlanta, talking about war.
At the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center in Atlanta, a large chimpanzee named Winston is taking part in an unusually pleasant experiment.
Elizabeth Yerk Valver, 64, died Aug 1, 2012, after fighting cancer for more than 14 months, most recently at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral.
She leaves behind her mother, Lillian Yerk .
Jay Yerkes wins Vacaville's treasurer post.
Wilch recently bought the restaurant from Bill Yerkes.
Bill Yerkes plans to do with tacos what he's done for pizza.
Robert LaPorte of Shaftsbury and Philip Yerke of Waterford, N.Y.
In his Dec 12 letter ("Switch to natural-gas -based motor fuel"), Jack Yerkes advocates converting business and government vehicle fleets from diesel fuel to compressed natural gas (CNG).
Dec 19, 2001 reviewed by James Yerkes.
Lakeville Postmaster Ruth Yerkes (right) and one of her longtime customers, Lakeville resident Paula D'Ambrosio.
So do monkeys and chimpanzees, according to some clever experiments concluded recently at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta.
Two female chimpanzees, Tai and Ericka, groom each other at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center's field station outside Atlanta.
(Photo courtesy Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University).
Yerke Zane Larson each visited Berghof, Adolf Hitler's residence in the Bavarian Alps.
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In science:

The error is rectified in Saunders et al. (2009). 2 Exchange of letters between RE Peary & EB Frost, held at Yerkes Observatory, Wisconsin, USA and reproduced in the newsletter of the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA), Yerkes Observatory (#5, January 1994).
Astronomy in Antarctica
Antarctic astronomy began to flourish in earnest from 1991, f ollowing the formation in the USA of CARA, the ‘Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica’ at the South Pole, with Doyal Harper, Director of Yerkes Observatory (a part of the University of Chicago), as its first Director.
Astronomy in Antarctica
We propose the simple model of learning based on which we derive and explain the Yerkes-Dodson law - one of the oldest laws of experimental psychology.
Simple Quantum Model of Learning Explains the Yerkes-Dodson Law in Psychology
The Yerkes-Dodson Law (YDL) is one of the oldest laws of psychology of motivation.
Simple Quantum Model of Learning Explains the Yerkes-Dodson Law in Psychology
The main goal of original Yerkes-Dodson experiments was to examine to what extent motivation and emotion arousal have an influence on learning process and facilitate acquisition of habits which are needed for individual in solving everyday problems.
Simple Quantum Model of Learning Explains the Yerkes-Dodson Law in Psychology
The main result obtained by Yerkes and Dodson as well as similar more late experiments with various species such as rats, chickens, cats and also with men (with specific tasks for each species of course) turned out to be universal.
Simple Quantum Model of Learning Explains the Yerkes-Dodson Law in Psychology
To this end one must reproduce experiments similar to Yerkes and Dodson but using statistically significant ensemble of learning individuals.
Simple Quantum Model of Learning Explains the Yerkes-Dodson Law in Psychology
We have shown that this approach let one strictly derive the Yerkes-Dodson Law as well as its hallmark.
Simple Quantum Model of Learning Explains the Yerkes-Dodson Law in Psychology
Fundamental stellar photometry for standards of spectral type on the revised system of the Yerkes spectral atlas.
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae
Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago, 373 W.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Technical Summary
The authors would like to thank Miles Blencowe, Alexander Korotkov, Daniel Steck, Howard Wiseman, Bernard Yerke, and Yong Zhang for helpful conversations and suggestions.
Feedback cooling of a nanomechanical resonator
Peary, who had led the first successful expedition to the North Pole in 1909, was aware of this and in his relentless quest for discovery addressed his ideas in a letter to the director of Yerkes Observatory, Professor E. B.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
In 1897 the Yerkes Observatory built a 40 inch refractor telescope, the worlds largest refractor telescope ever built; it can be imagined that Peary sought to contact the Yerkes Observatory thinking they may have the research capabilities and interest to pursue astronomy in Antarctica.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
When the United States established the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA), nearly 80 years later, the then director of Yerkes Observatory, Professor Doyal Harper, became the first director of CARA.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago, 373 W.
Sloan Digital Sky Survey Imaging of Low Galactic Latitude Fields: Technical Summary and Data Release
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