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Walter Mischel (1374)

Interests
Personality assessment (APA Division 8), personality and social developmental psychology
Nationality
American
Born
1930, Vienna, Austria
Short Biography
Walter Mischel (German: [ˈmɪʃəl]; born February 22, 1930) is an American psychologist specializing in personality theory and social psychology. He is the Robert Johnston Niven Professor of Humane Letters in the Department of Psychology at Columbia ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • BA New York University, 1951
  • MA College of City University of New York, 1953
  • PhD Ohio State University, 1956
Appointments & Honors
  • Niven Professor of Humane Letters, Columbia University, 1944-
  • University of Colorado, 1956-8
  • Harvard University, 1958-62
  • Stanford University, 1962-83
  • Columbia University, 1983-
  • Clinical and Personality Sciences Fellowship Review Committee, NIMH, 1970-3
  • President, Division of Clinical Psychology, Section III (Development of Clinical Psychology as an Experimental Behavioral Science), APA, 1971
  • National Science Foundation Distinguished Visiting Scientist, 1971, 1973
  • Committee on Scientific Awards, APA, 1975-7
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science~. 1976-7
  • Chairman, Personality and Cognition Research Review Committee, NIMH, 1976-80
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, APA, Division of Clinical Psychology, 1978
  • Advisory Council, Princeton University Department of Psychology, 1978-83
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin 1981-90
  • Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, APA, 1982
  • Trustee, Association for the Advancement of Psychology, 1982-6
  • President, APA Division 8, 1985
  • Merit Award, NIMH, 1989-95
  • Publication Board, APA 1989-95
  • William James Fellow, APA, 1990-
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1991-
Principal Publications
  • 1968 Personality and Assessment. Wiley.
  • 1969 Continuity and change in personality. American Psychologist, 24, 1013-18.
  • 1973 Toward a cognitive social learning reconceptualization of personality. Psychological Review, 80, 252-83.
  • 1977 On the future of personality measurement. American Psychologist, 32, 246-54.
  • 1982 Beyond deja vu in the search for cross- situational consistency. Psychological Review, 34, 730-55 (with P. Peake).
  • 1983 Alternatives in the pursuit of the predictability and consistency of persons: Stable data that yield unstable interpretations. Journal of Personality, 51, 578-604.
  • 1988 Conditional hedges and the intuitive psychology of traits. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55, 454-69 (with J. C. Wright).
  • 1989 Intuitive interactionism in person perception: Effects of situation-behavior relations on dispositional judgments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 56, 41-53 (with Y. Shoda and J. C. Wright).
  • 1989 Delay of gratification in children. Science, 244, 933-8 (with Y. Shoda and M. L. Rodriguez).
  • 1990 Personality dispositions revisited and revised: A view after three decades. In L. A. Pervin (ed.), Handbook of Personality: Theory and Research. Guilford Press.
  • 1993 The role of situational demands and cognitive competencies in behavior organization and personality coherence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 1023-35 (with Y. Shoda and J. C. Wright).
  • 1995 A cognitive-affective system theory of personality: Reconceptualizing situations, dispositions, dynamics and invariance in personality structure. Psychological Review, 102, 246-68 (with Y. Shoda).