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Psychology educator

Paul B. Baltes, German Psychology educator. Recipient Cattell award for distinguished research in multivariate experimental psychology Society Multivariate Development Psychology, 1975, Buch Foundation award for gerontological research, Kesten Memorial Lecture award University Southern California, 1989; fellow Stanford Center Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, 1978-1979, 90-91; honorary Doctor U. Jyvaskyla, 1991, U. Stockholm, 1992.

Background

Baltes, Paul B. was born on June 18, 1939 in Saarlouis, Germany.

Education

Bachelor in Psychology, University Saarbruecken, Federal Republic Germany, 1961. Diploma in Psychology, University Saarbruecken, Federal Republic Germany, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University Saarbruecken, Federal Republic Germany, 1967.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Jyväskyla, Finland, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Stockholm, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Geneva, 2000.

Career

Assistant professor, then associate professor psychology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1968-1972; associate professor human development, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1972-1974; professor human development, Pennsylvania State University, 1974-1980; co-director, Max Planck Institute Human Development and Education, Berlin, since 1980; professor psychology, Free U., Berlin, since 1981. Chairman of Commission on life-course perspectives Social Science Research Council, United States,1979-1986. President International Society Study Behavioral Development, 1983-1987, pastpres., 1987-1991.

Chairman humanities and social science section Max Planck Society, 1985-1988. Trustee Jacobs Suchard Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland, since 1989.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Psychological Association, Gerontological Society of America (Kleemeier award 1991). Member European Academy of Sciences, Berlin-Braudenburg Academy of Sciences, Order pour le Mérite of ARts & Sciences.

Connections

Married Margret M. Baltes, 1963. Children: Boris, Anushka.

spouse:
Margret M. Baltes

child:
Anushka Baltes

child:
Boris Baltes