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Henry Murray (1264)

Clinical, interaction of dispositional and situational determinants of behaviour, motivation, personality, personnel selection, projective tests
1893, New York City, USA
1988, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Short Biography
Henry Alexander Murray (May 13, 1893 – June 23, 1988) was an American psychologist who taught for over 30 years at Harvard University. He was Director of the Harvard Psychological Clinic in the School of Arts and Sciences after 1930 and collaborated with ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • BA Harvard University, 1915
  • MD Columbia University, 1919
  • MA Columbia University, 1920
  • PhD Cambridge University, 1927
Appointments & Honors
  • Internship in Surgery, Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, 1924-6
  • Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1926-7
  • Harvard University, 1927-62
  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1935, Legion of Merit, 1946
  • Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, APA, 1961
  • Hon. Degrees, Lawrence College, 1964, University of Louvain, 1966, University of Oslo, 1969, Kent State University, 1971, Adelphi University, 1973
  • Distinguished Contribution Award, Society for Personality Assessment, 1967
  • Gold Medal Award, American Psychological Foundation, 1969
Principal Publications
  • 1938 (et al.) Explorations in personality. Oxford.
  • 1940 What should psychologists do about psychoanalysis? Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 35, 150-75.
  • 1943 (et al.) Thematic Apperception Test. Harvard University Press.
  • 1945 A clinical study of sentiments. Genetic Psychology Monographs, 32, 3-311 (withC. Morgan).
  • 1948 (et al.) Assessment of Men. Rinehart.
  • 1951 Some basic psychological assumptions and conceptions. Dialectica, 5, 266-92.
  • 1951 Toward a classification of interaction. In T. Parsons and E. A. Shils (eds), Toward a General Theory of Action. Harvard University Press.
  • 1953 Outline of a conception of personality. In C. Kluckhohn, H. A. Murray and D. Schneider (eds), Personality in Nature, Society and Culture, 2nd edn. Knopf (with C. Kluckhohn).
  • 1959 Preparations for the scaffold of a com- prehensive system. In S. Koch (ed.), Psychology: A Study of Science, vol. 3. McGraw-Hill.