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Charles Spielberger (1242)

Clinical psychology, emotion, health psychology, learning, stress, personality
1927, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Short Biography
Charles Donald Spielberger, Ph.D. (1927 – 11 June 2013) was a clinical/community psychologist well known for his development of the State/Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). In 1972, as incoming president of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • BS (chemistry) GA Institute of Technology, 1949
  • BA (psychology) University of Iowa, 1951
  • MA University of Iowa, 1953
  • PhD, University of Iowa, 1954
Appointments & Honors
  • University of South Florida, Professor, 1967-72, Director, Center for Research in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, 1977- , Distinguished University Research Professor, 1985-
  • Fellow, APA Divisions 1, 3, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 26, 27, 38, 42, 47
  • President, Southeastern Psychological Association, 1972-3
  • President, APA Division 27, 1974-5, APA Division 12, 1989-90, APA, 1991-2
  • President, Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, 1980-3
  • President, International Society for Test Anxiety Research, 1984-6
  • President, International Council of Psychologists, 1986-7
  • President, Society for Personality Assessment, 1986-8
  • Hon. LLD, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, 1990
  • Hon. D, Hungarian University of Physical Education, Budapest, 1991
  • President, International Stress Management Association, 1992-
  • APA Centennial Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Knowledge and Professional Practice, and for Distinguished Sustained Contributions to Education in Psychology, 1992
  • Chairman, National Council of Scientific Society Presidents, 1994
  • President-Elect, International Association of Applied Psychology, 1994
Principal Publications
  • 1962 The role of awareness in verbal conditioning. In C. W. Eriksen (ed.), Behaviour and Awareness. Duke University Press (also in Journal of Personality, 30, supplement).
  • 1966 Anxiety and Behavior. Academic Press.
  • 1970 (ed.) Community Psychology: Perspectives in Training Research. Appleton-Century-Crofts (with I. Iscoe).
  • 1972 (ed.) Anxiety: Current Trends in Theory and Research (2 vols). Academic Press.
  • 1975-96 (ed.) Stress and Anxiety, vols 1-13; Stress and Emotion: Anxiety, Anger and Curiosity, vols 14-16. Hemisphere/Wiley (with LG. Samson and others).
  • 1979 Understanding Stress and Anxiety. Harper & Row (also in Dutch, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish editions).
  • 1979-95 Advances in Personality Assessment, vols 1-10. LEA (ed. with J. N. Butcher).
  • 1987 Effects of smoking on heart rate, anxiety, and feelings of success during social interaction. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 10, 629-38 (with D. G. Gilbert).
  • 1988 The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). In M. Hersen and A. S. Bellack (eds), Dictionary of Behavioural Assessment Techniques. Pergamon.
  • 1991 War-related stress: Addressing the stress of war and other traumatic events. American Psychologist, 46, 848-55 (with S. E. Hobfoll, S. Breznitz, C. Figley, S. Folkman, B. Lepper-Green, D. Meichenbaum, N. A. Milgram, I. Sandler, I. Samson and B. van der Kolk).
  • 1995 (ed.) Test Anxiety: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment. Hemisphere/Taylor and Francis (with P. R. Vagg).
  • 1996 Personality characteristics of users of smokeless tobacco compared with cigarette smokers and non-users of tobacco products. Personality and Individual Differences, (with J. P. Foreyt, G. K. Goodrick and E. C. Reheiser).