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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. When she was in graduate school, Maslach was instrumental in stopping the Stanford prison experiment.
Education and career
Maslach graduated from Radcliffe College (1967) and earned a PhD in Psychology at Stanford University (1971). Her evaluation of the Stanford prison experiment persuaded the investigator, her then future husband Philip Zimbardo, to stop the experiment after only six days. 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.
Awards and honors
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 and of the WPA.
At Berkeley, Maslach has received the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Social Sciences Service Award. 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. In 2008, Maslach won the WPA Outstanding Teaching Award.
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- Curriculum vitae, retrieved 2012-06-22.
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- Official website
- Page at Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of California, Berkeley
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