Robert K. Merton bio

Birth Name: Robert K. Merton

Occupation: Sociologist

Place Of Birth: Pennsylvania

Date Of Birth: July 4, 1910

Date Of Death: February 23, 2003

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Robert K. Merton was born on the 4th of July, 1910. He was popular for being a Sociologist. Columbia University sociologist who created the concepts of unintended consequences and the self-fulfilling prophecy. He spent most of his career researching and developing theories on social roles and coined the term “status set” to describe the collection of social statuses an individual might hold.

Robert K. Merton was born in Pennsylvania. One of his works was on the sociology of science, which focused on Purtian society and their relationship to science. Looking into the social structure of the U.S., he found that when group don’t have the opportunity to achieve the ‘American dream,’ the result can be criminal behavior.

Robert K. Merton was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Robert K. Merton was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Robert K. Merton is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Robert K. Merton’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Robert K. Merton’s parents.

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Robert K. Merton was born in the Year of the Dog.

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Zodiac Sign: Robert K. Merton was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Robert K. Merton was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Robert K. Merton had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Robert K. Merton’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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