Allison Davis, American social anthropologist, psychologist, educator. award 1977), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Delta Kappa. member President’s Committee on Civil Rights, 1966-1967; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member American Psychiatric Association (Solomon Carter Fuller award 1977), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Delta Kappa.
Author and co-author: eight books in field, including Children of Bondage, 1940, Deep South, 1941, Father of the Man, 1947, Social-Class Influences upon Learning, 1948, Manual, Davis-Ells Test of Problem Solving Ability, 1953, Psychology of the Child in the Middle Class, 1960, Cultural Deprivation, 1964, Leadership, Love and Aggression, 1983. Contributor numerous book chapters Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences fellow, 1959-1960. Named Educator of Year Education journal, 1971.
Recipient Distinguished Service medal Teachers College, Columbia University, 1977. Spencer Foundation grantee, 1978-1980, 81-82.