Christina Maslach

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Christina Maslach is an American social psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, known for her research on occupational burnout.[1] When she was in graduate school, Maslach was involved in stopping the Stanford Prison Experiment.


Maslach graduated from Radcliffe College in 1967, and obtained a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University in 1971.[2] Her evaluation of the Stanford Prison Experiment[3] persuaded the investigator, her future husband[3] Prof. Philip Zimbardo, to stop the experiment after only six days. In 1988–1989, she was president of the Western Psychological Association, and since 2001, she has been Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at UC Berkeley.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Maslach was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1991, and in 1997 she won the Professor of the Year Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association[2] and of the Western Psychological Association,[4] and in 2008 won the WPA Outstanding Teaching Award.[4]

At Berkeley, Maslach has received the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Social Sciences Service Award.[5] She was named the U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in 1997.[6]


  1. ^ Scott Plous. "Christina Maslach". Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  2. ^ a b c Curriculum vitae, retrieved 2012-06-22.
  3. ^ a b "The Stanford Prison Experiment: Still powerful after all these years (1/97)". 1996-08-12. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  4. ^ a b Program for 88th Convention of the WPA, 2008, retrieved 2012-06-25.
  5. ^ "Christina Maslach". University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ McBroom, Pat. "UC Berkeley professor of psychology, Christina Maslach, is chosen to be U.S. Professor of the Year by CASE". University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 

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