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Lee Cronbach (1310)

Interests
Educational psychology, evaluation and measurement, personality and social psychology
Nationality
American
Born
1916, Fresno, California, USA
Died
1994, Atherton, California, USA
Short Biography
Lee Joseph Cronbach (April 22, 1916 – October 1, 2001) was an American educational psychologist who made contributions to psychological testing and measurement. Born in Fresno, California, Cronbach was selected as a child to participate in Lewis Terman's ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • BA Fresno State College, 1934
  • MA University of California at Berkeley, 1937
  • PhD University of Chicago, 1940
Appointments & Honors
  • Instructor to Associate Professor, State College, Washington, 1940-6
  • Associate Psychologist, University of California Division of War Research, 1944-5
  • Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, 1946-8
  • Associate Professor, then Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, 1948-64
  • Scientific Liaison Officer, Office of Naval Research, London, 1955-6
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1960-1
  • Fellow, Centre for Advanced Study in Behavioral Studies, 1963-4
  • Stanford University, Professor of Education, 1964-6, Vida Jacks Professor of Education, 1966-80, Professor Emeritus, 1980
  • Fulbright Lecturer, University of Tokyo, 1967-8
  • .Hon. LHD, Yeshiva University, 1967, University of Chicago, 1979, University of Illinois, 1982
  • Hon. PhD, University of Gothenburg, 1977, U. Aut6noma, Madrid, 1985
  • President, APA, 1955-7
  • APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, 1994
Principal Publications
  • 1949 Essentials of Psychological Testing. Harper and Row. (5th edn, 1990.)
  • 1949 Statistical methods applied to Rorschach scores: A review. Psychological Bulletin, 46, 393-429.
  • 1951 Coefficient alpha and the internal structure of tests. Psychometrika, 16, 297-334.
  • 1954 Educational Psychology. Harcourt, Brace. (3rd edn, 1977.)
  • 1955 Construct validity in psychological tests. Psychological Bulletin, 52, 281-302 (with P. E. Meehl).
  • 1957 The two disciplines of scientific psychology. American Psychologist, 12, 671-84.
  • 1957 Psychological Tests and Personnel Decisions. University of Illinois Press (with G. C. Gieser). (2nd edn, 1965.) · 1970 Test validation. In R. L. Thorndike (ed.), Educational Measurement. American Council on Education.
  • 1972 The Dependability of Behavioral Measurements: Theory of Generalizability for Scores and Profiles. Wiley (with G. C. Gieser, H. Nanda and N. Rajaratnam).
  • 1975 Five decades of public controversy over mental testing. American Psychologist, 30, 1-14.
  • 1975 Beyond the two disciplines of scientific psychology. American Psychologist, 30, 116-27.
  • 1982 Designing Evaluations of Educational and Social Programs. Jossey-Bass.