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George Albee (1149)

Clinical psychology, Society for Community Research and Action
1921, St Mary's, Pennsylvania, USA
Short Biography
George Wilson Albee (December 20, 1921 – July 8, 2006) was a pioneer in clinical psychology, who believed societal factors were the major cause of mental illness. He was one of the leading figures in the development of community psychology. | More at Wikipedia
  • BA Bethany College, West Virginia, 1943
  • MS University of Pittsburgh, 1947
  • PhD University of Pittsburgh, 1949
Appointments & Honors
  • Associate Professor, Professor, and George Trumbell Ladd Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1954-71
  • President, APA Division of Clinical Psychology, 1968
  • APA, President, 1970
  • Professor of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 1971-92
  • Distinguished Professional Contribution Award, American Psychological Association, 1975
  • Distinguished Contribution Award, APA Division 27 (Community Psychology), 1980
  • University Scholar Award in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, University of Vermont, 1986
  • President, American Association for Applied and Preventive Psychology, 1990-2
  • Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Contribution in the Public Interest, APF, 1993
  • George W. Albee Invited Lectureship in Primary Prevention, Annual Meeting of the World Federation for Mental Health
Principal Publications
  • 1959 Mental Health Manpower Trends. Basic Books.
  • 1968 Conceptual models and manpower requirements in psychology. American Psychologist, 23, 317-320.
  • 1970 The uncertain future of clinical psychology. American Psychologist, 25, 1071-80.
  • 1977 The Primary Prevention of Psychopathology: The Issues. University Press of New England (ed. with J. M. Joffe).
  • 1982 Preventing psychopathology and promoting human potential. American Psychologist, 37, 1043-57.
  • 1986 Toward a just society: Lessons from observations on the primary prevention of psychopathology. American Psychologist, 41, 891-7.
  • 1988 Prevention, Powerlessness and Politics: A Book of Readings on Social Change. University Press of New England (ed. with J. M. Joffe and L. Dusenbury).
  • 1992 Improving Children's Lives: Global Perspectives on Prevention. Sage (ed. with L. A. Bond and T. V. Monsey).