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educator , psychologist

Kirsti Maria Johanne Lagerspetz, Finnish psychologist, educator. Named Professor of the Year University Professor's Organization in Finland, 1984; knighted Order White Rose, Finland; recipient governmental prize for popularization of science, 1978.

Background

Lagerspetz, Kirsti Maria Johanne was born on July 18, 1932 in Helsinki, Finland. Daughter of Erik Gustav and Else Valborg (Friis) Ahlman.

Education

Master of Philosophy, University Helsinki, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, University Turku, Finland, 1964.

Career

Assistant University Turku, 1958-1962, professor psychology, 1985-1995, professor emeritus, 1995-2001. Research assistant Academy of Finland, 1963-1969, research professor, 1980-1983. Acting professor Åbo Academi University, 1969-1971, professor, 1972-1981.

Visiting professor Rockefeller University, New York City, 1977.

Membership

Elector of president Republic of Finland, 1982, 88. Member International Society on Research on Aggression (president 1987-1989), International Union Psychological Science (member assembly 1982-1995), International Association Applied Psychology (executive committee 1995-1997), Academia Europaea.

Connections

Married Kari Yrjö Lagerspetz, June 19, 1954. Children: Erik, Juhani, Olli, Mikko.

father:
Erik Gustav Ahlman

mother:
Else Valborg (Friis) Ahlman

spouse:
Kari Yrjö Lagerspetz

child:
Erik Lagerspetz

child:
Juhani Lagerspetz

child:
Olli Lagerspetz

child:
Mikko Lagerspetz