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Allison Davis

social anthropologist , psychologist , educator.

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.

Background

Davis, Allison was born on October 14, 1902 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of John Abraham and Gabrielle Dorothy (Beale) Davis.

Education

Graduate in anthropology, London School Econs.

Career

Assistant professor education U. Chgo. Director Great Books Found.

Works

  • 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.

Membership

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.

Connections

Married Alice Elizabeth Stubbs, June 23, 1929 (deceased.; married Lois L. Mason, January 7, 1969. Children: Allison Stubbs, Gordon Jamison.

father:
John Abraham Davis

mother:
Gabrielle Dorothy (Beale) Davis

spouses:
Alice Elizabeth Stubbs

Lois L. Mason

children:
Allison Stubbs Davis

Gordon Jamison Davis