Doris Twitchell Allen Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts Maine, Orono, 1923. Master of Arts, University Maine, Orono, 1926. Doctor of Science with honors, University Maine, Orono, 1965.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1930. Postdoctoral, University Berlin Psychological Institute, 1932. D.H.R. with honors, Wilmington College, Ohio, 1971.
Doctor of Laws with honors, Xavier University, 1972. Doctor of Humane Letters with honors, Berea College, 1975.
For the California political figure, see Doris Allen (politician). She specialized in development and psychodrama. Her career as a psychologist began as Director of the Field Laboratory at the Child Education Foundation in New York City (1932–1935).
From 1962 until her retirement, she was Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati and Professor of Psychology (Psychodrama) at the University of Maine. She developed several valued tools in the fields of psychology and education. Among them the Social Learning in the Schools Through Psychodrama project and the Twitchell-Allen Three-dimensional Personality Test for use in CISV research and clinical practice to portray personality dynamics, irrespective of age or culture.
In addition to founding CISV in 1951, Doris Allen served as International President (1951–1956), Trustee (1956–1965), Research Chairman (1951–1967), and Honorary Counsellor (1965–2002), and simultaneously served as President (1956–1965), Research Chair / Co-Chair (1956–1969) and Life Trustee (1970–2002) of CISV USA. From its inception in 1988, Doris Allen had also served as Trustee / Honorary Trustee of the CISV International Peace Fund Trust. The Doris Twitchell Allen Village (DTAV) student accommodation blocks at the University of Maine were named after her.
Chairman, committee civilian morale Hamilton county, Ohio, 1943—1945. Founder, past president, counselor & member, international committee research Children's International Summer Villages, from 1951. Founder & president International School-to-School Experience, from 1972.
Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama, American Psychological Association, Ohio Psychological Association (board governors 1943-1946, chairman, post-war planning committee 1943-1948, chairman, committee social action 1966-1969). Member: Maine Psychological Association, International Council Psychologists (founder, president 1969-1971), Lyceum Club, Glendale Club (Ohio).
Married Erastus Smith Allen, October 26, 1935. 1 child Erastus Twitchell.
Named Woman of Year, Cincinnati Enquirer, 1970. Orden den Quetzal (Guatemala),1976. Citation and medal Mayor of Paris, Mayor of Aix-les-Bains, president General Council Savoie, City Council of Chambery (France) and Mayor of Trento (Italy), 1977.
Doris Allen Day proclaimed, Cincinnati, 1976. Letter of commendation President United States and unites states department State, 1976. President's award University Cincinnati, 1976.
Candidate for Nobel Peace prize, 1979.