Neal Elgar Miller
- Category : Healing-Fields-Psychologist
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Quadruple Split (10,14,15,20,21,22,25,32,34,36,37,62)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 2
American experimental psychologist whose work was an important bridge between behaviorism and personality psychology. Miller's career in psychology started with research on "fear as a learned drive and its role in conflict". Work in behavioral medicine led him to his most notable work on biofeedback. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Miller as the eighth most cited psychologist of the 20th century.
Together with fellow psychologist O. Hobart Mowrer, Miller gives his name to the "Miller-Mowrer Shuttlebox" apparatus. Over the course of his career, Miller wrote eight books and 276 papers and articles. Neal Miller worked with John Dollard and together they wrote the book Personality and Psychotherapy (1950) concerning neurosis and psychological learning concepts.
Miller's regular use of laboratory animals, over many years, aroused criticism from animal rights groups, but he was a forthright defender of the practice. He once argued that if people had no right to use animals in research, then they had no right to kill them for food or clothing.
He died on 23 March 2002 at age 92 in Hamden, Connecticut.