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David Natanael Magnusson, Swedish psychologist. Recipient Knight of Northern Star, Swedish Government, 1973, Royal medal of Seraphim, Swedish King, 1989, European Aristotle Prize, 1999, John Hill Society for Research on Adolesence award, 1998, Society for Research on Child Development Distinguished Science award for contributions to child development, Distinguished Scientists award European Association Personality Psychology, 2008.


Magnusson, David Natanael was born on September 5, 1925 in Nassjo, Sweden. Son of Oskar A. and Maria Ampere-hour Magnusson.


Bachelor, University Stockholm, 1955. Fil.Lic., University Stockholm, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, University Stockholm, 1959.

Doctorate (honorary), University Jyvaskyla, Finland, 1984. Doctorate (honorary), Humboldt University, Berlin, 1998. Doctorate (honorary), Moscow University, 1999.


Elementary school teacher, Nassjo, Sweden, 1946-1952; school psychologist, Solna, Sweden, 1954-1955; research assistant, U. Stockholm, 1957-1958; University lecturer, U. Stockholm, 1958-1965; associate professor, U. Stockholm, 1965-1969; professor, U. Stockholm, since 1969; head of unit of applied psychology, U. Stockholm, 1965-1969; head department of psychology, U. Stockholm, 1969-1977, 80-84.


  • Avocations: literature, music, history.

  • Avocations: literature, music, history.

  • Avocations: literature, music, history.


Vice president European Science Foundation, 1986-1989, Swedish Research Council for Social Science and Humanities, 1977-1983. President Swedish Psychological Association, 1961-1962, Swedish Association University Professors, 1970-1978. Member of Romanian Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Academy Europaea (vice president 1988-1998), Royal Swedish Academy Engineering Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (Gold medal 2006), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 1991-1994.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: literature, music, history.


Married Anita Grotenfelt, October 30, 1958. Children: Anna, Bo, Ulla.

Oskar A.

Maria Ampere-hour

Anita Grotenfelt

Ulla Magnusson

Bo Magnusson

Anna Magnusson