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Muzafer Sherif, Turkish social psychologist, author. Recipient Kurt Lewin Memorial award, 1967. Fellow American Psychological Association (council civil 9, 1963-1965, Disting Contribution award 1968), American Sociological Association; member Sigma Xi.

Background

Sherif, Muzafer was born on July 29, 1906 in Ödemis, Izmir, Turkey. Son of Serif and Emine Basoglu.

Education

Bachelor, American International College, Izmir, Turkey, 1927. Master of Arts, Istanbul University, 1929. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1932.

Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1936.

Career

Research fellow, Princeton University, 1945-1947;research fellow, Yale University, 1947-1949;professor, director Institute Group Relations, U. Oklahoma, 1949-1966;research professor psychology, on leave, U. Oklahoma, 1965-1966. Visiting professor program for excellence University Texas, 1958-1959. Ford visiting professor U. Washington, Settle, 1960.

Distinguished visiting professor Pennsylvania State University, 1965-1966, professor sociology, 1966-1972, emertius, 1972-1988.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Psychological Association (council civil 9, 1963-1965, Disting Contribution award 1968), American Sociological Association. Member Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Carolyn Wood, December 29, 1945. Children: Sue, Joan, Annual.

father:
Serif Basoglu

mother:
Emine Basoglu

spouse:
Carolyn Wood

child:
Sue Sherif

child:
Joan Sherif

child:
Annual Sherif