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 instrumental in stopping the Stanford prison experiment.

Education and career[edit]

Maslach graduated from Radcliffe College (1967) and earned a PhD in Psychology at Stanford University (1971).[2] Her evaluation of the Stanford prison experiment persuaded the investigator, her then future husband Philip Zimbardo, to stop the experiment after only six days.[3] In 1988–89, she was President of the Western Psychological Association (WPA). Since 2001, she has been Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at the University of California, Berkeley.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

In 1991, Maslach was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association[2] and of the WPA.[4]

At Berkeley, Maslach has received the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Social Sciences Service Award.[5] In 1997, she was named the U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1997.[6] In 2008, Maslach won the WPA Outstanding Teaching Award.[4]


  1. ^ Scott Plous. "Christina Maslach". Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  2. ^ a b c Curriculum vitae, retrieved 2012-06-22.
  3. ^ "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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