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Robert Merton

Age: 92

sociologist who studied subjects ranging from the mass media to the behavior of scientists. He developed the concepts “self-fulfilling prophecy” and “deviant behavior.” He's also credited with creating the focus group. He was the first sociologist to win the National Medal of Science, in 1994.

Died: New York City, Feb. 23, 2003

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