Norman Abeles

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Norman Abeles
Born (1928-04-15) April 15, 1928 (age 89)[1]
Vienna, Austria
Fields Psychology
Institutions Michigan State University
Alma mater New York University
The University of Texas at Austin

Norman Abeles (born April 15, 1928) is an Austrian-born psychologist. He is a university professor and a former president of the American Psychological Association.

Biography[edit]

Abeles was born in 1928 in Vienna, Austria.[2] He earned an undergraduate degree from New York University and a PhD from The University of Texas at Austin. He was the 1997 president of the American Psychological Association (APA).[3] Abeles is an emeritus professor of psychology at Michigan State University (MSU).[4] He is the former director of MSU's psychological clinic. Much of Abeles's work has centered on aging. He is on the editorial board of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.[5]

Abeles has been named a fellow of several APA divisions and was named to the APA Council of Representatives for the period between 2012 and 2014.[6] While the president of the APA, he helped to form the organization's Office of Aging in 1997. He has participated twice in the White House Conference on Aging that is held every ten years.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Who's who in Community Service (1 ed.). Eddison Press,. 1973. 
  2. ^ Sheehy, Noel, Chapman, Antony, Conroy, Wendy (1997). Biographical Dictionary of Psychology. Taylor & Francis. p. 1. ISBN 0415099978. 
  3. ^ "Norman Abeles: 1997 APA President". American Psychological Association. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ Faculty: Norman Abeles. Michigan State University. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  5. ^ "Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research". Michigan State University. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Norman Abeles, PhD". American Psychological Association. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Norman Abeles To Receive Award for "Distinguished Senior Career Contributions To Psychology In The Public Interest"". APA Division 29. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
Educational offices
Preceded by
Dorothy Cantor
106th President of the American Psychological Association
1997-98
Succeeded by
Martin E.P. Seligman