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Arthur Rex Knight, (9 May 1903 – 9 March 1963) was a British psychologist.


He was born in Wilcannia, New South Wales in Australia. He later came to Britain and became a psychologist.

Knight married a fellow psychologist Margaret Horsey in 1936, and the couple collaborated in writing A Modern Introduction to Psychology, which was first published in 1948 and passed through many editions. He was renowned by his students as an excellent and passionate lecturer.


In 1929 he succeeded James L McIntyre as Anderson Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Aberdeen. On the establishment of a Chair in the subject, in 1947, Knight became the first Anderson Professor of Psychology.


He died of a heart attack on the 12th of March 1963, age 59 .

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