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Irving Janis (1171)

Social and health
1918, Buffalo, New York, USA
1990, Santa Rosa, California, USA
Short Biography
Irving Lester Janis (May 26, 1918 – November 15, 1990) was a research psychologist at Yale University and a professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley most famous for his theory of "groupthink" which described the systematic errors made ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • BS University of Chicago, 1939
  • PhD University of Columbia, 1948
Appointments & Honors
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Berkeley at California
  • Professor Emeritus, Yale University
  • APA Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award
  • Fulbright Award, University of Oslo, 1957-8
  • Hofheimer Prize, American Psychiatric Association, 1959
  • AAAS Socio-Psychological Prize, 1967
  • Fellow, Centre for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences, 1973-4
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1973-4
  • AAAS Fellow, 1974
  • Senior Fellowship, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Social Services and Humanities, 1981-2
  • Kurt Lewin Memorial Award for Research in Social Psychology, APA Division 9, 1985
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 1966-70
  • American Scientist, 1969-80, Chairman, Editorial Board, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 1972-
  • Overseas Editorial Board, British Journal of Social Psychology, 1975-
  • Associate Editor, Journal ofBehavioural Medicine, 1980-
Principal Publications
  • 1953 Effects of fear arousing communications. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 48, 78-92 (with S. Feshbach).
  • 1959 Motivational factors in the resolution of decisional conflicts. In M. R. Jones (ed.), Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. University of Nebraska Press.
  • 1965 Effects of education and persuasion on national and international images. In H. Kelman (ed.), International Behaviour. Holt.
  • 1965 Effectiveness of emotional role playing in modifying smoking habits and attitudes. Journal of Experimental Research in Personality, l, 84-90.
  • 1967 Effects of fear arousal on attitude change: Recent developments in theory and experimental research. In L. Berkowitz (ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, vol. 3. Academic Press.
  • 1968 Attitude change via role playing. In R. P. Abelson, E. A. Aronson, W. J. McGuire, T. M. Newcomb, M. J. Rosenberg and P. H. Tannenbaum (eds), Theories of Cognitive Consistency: A Sourcebook. Rand-McNally.
  • 1970 Facilitating effects of daily contact between partners who decide to cut down on smoking. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 17, 25-35 (with D. Hoffman).
  • 1971 Stress and Frustration. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
  • 1977 Decision Making: A Psychological Analysis of Conflict, Choice and Commitment. Free Press (with L. Mann).
  • 1979 Attribution, control, and decision making: Social psychology and health care. In G. C. Stone, F. Cohen and N. E. Adler (eds), Health Psychology. Jossey-Bass (with J. Rodin).
  • 1982 Counselling on Personal Decisions: Theory and Research on Short-term Helping Relationships. Yale University Press (with D. Quinlan et al.).
  • 1982 Groupthink: Psychological Studies of Policy Decisions and Fiascos. Houghton Mifflin.
  • 1982 Stress, Attitudes and Decisions: Selected Papers, Psychology Centennial Series. Praeger.
  • 1984 The patient as decision maker. In D. Gentry (ed.), Handbook of Behavioural Medicine. Guilford Press.
  • 1985 International crisis management in the nuclear age. In S. Oskamp (ed.), Applied Psychology Annual, vol. 6. Sage.