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John Paul Scott, American psychologist, educator, author. Rhodes scholar, University Oxford, 1930-1932; recipient Jordan prize Indiana Academy of Sciences, 1947, Distinguished Alumnus award University Wyoming, 1976, Dobzhansky award for eminent research Behavior Genetics Association, 1987, Outstanding Achievement award University Wyoming, 1990; Center Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences fellow, 1963-1964.

Background

Scott, John Paul was born on December 17, 1909 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of John William and Vivian (Armstrong) Scott.

Education

Bachelor, University Wyoming, 1930. Postgraduate, Lincoln College, University Oxford, England, 1932. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1935.

Career

Assistant in zoology, University of Chicago, 1932-1935;professor biopsychology, University of Chicago, 1958;member of faculty, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1935-1945;professor zoology, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1942-1945;department chairman, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1935-1945;chairman division behavior studies, Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine., 1945-1958;trustee, Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine., 1946-1949;senior staff scientist, Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine., 1958-1965;research professor psychology, Bowling Green (Ohio) U., 1965-1980;Ohio Regents professor, Bowling Green (Ohio) U., 1968-1980;professor emeritus, Bowling Green (Ohio) U., since 1980;director, Center for Research on Social Behavior, 1966-1980;research professor psychology, Tufts U., Medford, Massachusetts, 1982-1983. Member Maine Board Psychological Examiners, 1956-1959.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Association, Animal Behavior Society (Distinguished Animal Behaviorist award 1990), New York Zoological Society. Member Maine Psychological Association (president 1953-1954), American Society Zoologists, American Eugenics Society (vice president 1963), Ecological Society of America (chairman section animal behavior and sociobiology 1957-1958), International Society for Development Psychobiology (president 1972-1978), International Society for Research on Aggression (president 1973-1974), Behavior Genetics Association (president 1975-1976), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Sarah Fisher, June 18, 1933 (deceased September 1978). Children: Jean Scott Franck, Vivian Scott Hixson, John, David. Married Mary-Vesta Marston, June 30, 1979.

father:
John William Scott

mother:
Vivian (Armstrong) Scott

spouses:
Sarah Fisher

Mary-Vesta Marston

children:
Jean Scott Franck Scott

Vivian Scott Hixson Scott

John Scott

David Scott