Benton J. Underwood

February 28, 1915 — November 29, 1994



A Biographical Memoir of BENTONJ.UNDERWOOD by Geoffrey Keppel


Underwood was one of the pre-eminent leaders in the post-World War II development of research on the acquisition and retention of verbal materials, frequently referred to at the time as the study of verbal learning and memory. Underwood is recognized for his extensive contributions to the experimental and theoretical analysis of this field and for a career as an innovator and a pacesetter in a rapidly growing and changing domain of research.