Death of American Sociologist Thomas K. Merton

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American sociologist Robert K. Merton dies in Manhattan, New York City. He not only founded the field of sociology of science, but he coined a number of terms people use regularly today: "unintended consequences," "reference group," "role strain," "role model," and "self-fulfilling prophecy."

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Robert K. Merton at 100: Reflections & Recollections

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