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Roger Barker (1130)

Developmental, philosophical and theoretical, population and environmental, psychological study of social issues, rehabilitation psychology
1903, Macksburg, Iowa, USA
1990, Oskaloosa, Kansas, USA
Short Biography
Roger Garlock Barker (1903, Macksburg, Iowa – 1990, Oskaloosa, Kansas) was a social scientist, a founder of environmental psychology and a leading figure in the field for decades, perhaps best known for his development of the concept of behavior settings ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • BA Stanford University, 1928
  • MA Stanford University, 1930
  • PhD Stanford University, 1934
Appointments & Honors
  • General Education Board Fellowship, University of Iowa, 1935-7
  • Instructor, Harvard University, 1937-8
  • Assistant Professor (Child Psychology), University of Illinois, 1938-42
  • Associate Professor, Stanford University, 1942-6
  • G. Stanley Hall Professor of Genetic Psychology, Clark University, 1946-7
  • Professor and Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Kansas, 1947-72
  • President, APA Division 7, 1952-3
  • APA Committee on Child Development, 1956-8
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1957-8
  • President, National Research Council, 1957-9
  • APA Committee on Primary Records in the Behavioral Sciences, 1957-61
  • APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, 1963
  • NIMH Research Career Award, 1963-72
  • APA Committee for the Distinguished Contributions Award, 1964-6
  • APA G. Stanley Hall Award, 1969
  • APA Division 9, Kurt Lewin Award, 1969
Principal Publications
  • 1939 The attitudes and interests of premenarcheal and postmenarcheal girls. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 54, 257-66 (with C. P. Stone).
  • 1941 Frustration and regression: A study of young children. University of Iowa Studies of Child Welfare, 18, No. 1 (with T. Dembo and K. Lewin).
  • 1942 An experimental study of the resolution of conflict by children. In Q. Mc Nemar and M. A. Merrill (eds), Studies in Personality. McGraw-Hill.
  • 1946 An experimental study of the relationship between certainty of choice and the relative valence of the alternatives. Journal of Personality, 15, 41-52.
  • 1955 Midwest and its Children. Harper & Row (with H. F. Wright).
  • 1960 Ecology and motivation. In Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1960. University of Nebraska Press.
  • 1963 On the nature of the environment. Journal of Social Issues, 19, 17-38.
  • 1964 Big School, Small School. Stanford University Press (with P. V. Gump).
  • 1965 Explorations in ecological psychology. AmericqnPsychologist, 20, 1-14.
  • 1968 Ecological Psychology. Stanford University Press.
  • 1973 Qualities of Community Life. Jossey-Bass (with P. Schoggen).
  • 1978 Habitats, Environments, and Human Behavior. Jossey-Bass (with associates).
  • 1978 Prospecting in environmental psychology. In D. Stokols and D. Altman (eds), Handbook of Environmental Psychology. Wiley.
  • 1979 Settings of a professional lifetime. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37, 2137-57.
  • 1990 Recollections of the Midwest Psychological Field Station. Special issue: The Midwest Psychological Field Station: A celebration of its founding. Environment and Behavior, 22, 503-13.