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Theodore R. Sarbin (1163)

Personality and social, philosophical and theoretical, psychological hypnosis, psychological study of social issues, psychology and law
1911, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Short Biography
Theodore Roy Sarbin (1911–2005), known as "Ted Sarbin", was an American psychologist and professor of psychology and criminology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was known as "Mr. Role Theory" because of his contributions to the social ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • AB Ohio State University, 1936
  • MA Western Reserve University, 1937
  • PhD Ohio State University, 1941
Appointments & Honors
  • Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Criminology, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Fulbright Fellow, 1962
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1965-6
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, 1968-9
  • Clement Staff Essay Award, Psychoanalytic Review, 1971
  • President, APA Division 30, 1977-8
  • Morton Prince Award, Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 1978
  • Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Award, best theoretical paper published in 1979, 1980
  • Golden Pendulum Award, International Society of Professional Hypnosis, 1984
  • Consulting Editor: Sociometry, 1958-63, Behaviorism, 1972-84
  • Series Editor, The Person in Psychology (Holt, Rinehart & Winston), 1965-73
  • Board of Editors: Psychological Record, 1972-
  • Board of Consulting Editors: Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1975-80, American Journal of Community Psychology, 1977-82
Principal Publications
  • 1944 The logic of prediction in psychology. Psychological Review, 51, 210-28.
  • 1960 Clinical Inference and Cognitive Theory. Holt, Rinehart & Winston (with R. Taft and D. Bailey).
  • 1967 The concept of hallucination. Journal of Personality, 35, 359-80.
  • 1967 On the futility of the proposition that some people be labelled 'mentally ill'. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 31, 447-53.
  • 1968 Ontology recapitulates philology: The mythic nature of anxiety. American Psychologist, 23, 411-18.
  • 1969 Schizophrenic thinking: A role theory interpretation. Journal of Personality, 37, 190-206.
  • 1972 Hypnosis: The Social Psychology of Influence Communication. Holt, Rinehart & Winston (with W. C. Coe).
  • 1977 Contextualism: A world view for modern psychology. In A. Landfield (ed.), Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. University of Nebraska Press.
  • 1979 Hypnosis and psychopathology: On replacing old myths with fresh metaphors. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 88, 506-26 (with W. C. Coe).
  • 1980 Schizophrenia: Medical Diagnosis or Moral Verdict. Pergamon (with J. C. Mancuso).
  • 1981 On self-deception. In T. A. Sbeok and R. Rosenthal (eds), The Clever Hans Phenomenon: Communication in Horses, Whales, Apes, and People. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 364, 220-35.
  • 1982 The Quixotic principle: A belletristic approach to the psychology of imagining. In V. L. Allen and K. E. Scheibe (eds), The Social Context a/Conduct: Psychological Writings of Theodore Sarbin. Praeger.
  • 1983 Studies in Social Identity. Praeger (ed. with K. E. Scheibe).
  • 1983 Role transition as social drama. In V. L. Allen and E. Van de Vliert (eds), Role Transitions. Plenum.
  • 1986 (ed.) Narrative Psychology: The Storied Nature of Human Conduct. Praeger.
  • 1989 Emotions as situated actions. In L. Cirillo, B. Kaplan and S. Wapner (eds), Emotions in Ideal Human Development. Erlbaum.
  • 1995 A narrative approach to 'repressed memories'. Journal of Narrative and Life History, 5, 51-66.