Professor Seymour B. Sarason
(1919 - 2010)  

Professor of Psychology

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

 

Seymour B. Sarason

Professor of Psychology

Yale University

 

1943 married to Esther Kroop

 

Degrees

 

A.B.               Rutgers (Newark), 1939

M.A.              Clark University, 1940

Ph.D.              Clark University, 1942

 

 Position

 

                        Professor, Yale University

                        Department of Psychology, and

                        Institution for Social and Policy Studies

 

 Past Positions

 

Chief Psychologist, Southbury Training School:  1942-1945

Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale University:  1945-1946

Assistant Professor, Yale University:  1946-1949

Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training Program, 1949-1962

Professor of Yale University:  1954-present

Director, Psycho-Educational Clinic:  1963-1970

  

Societies

 

American Psychological Association

Eastern Psychological Association

Connecticut State Psychological Society

 

Awards

 

1969:              Distinguished Contribution to Clinical Psychology, American

                        Psychological Association

 

1973:              Distinguished Contributions Award, Divisions of Education

                        and Psychology, American Association on Mental Deficiency

 

1974:              Special Award in the Field of Mental Retardation, American

                        Association on Mental Deficiency

 

1975:              Award for Distinguished Contributions to Community Psychology

                        and Mental Health, Division of Community Psychology, American

                        Psychological Association

 

1975-1977:     IBM Professor of Urban Education, Yale

 

1984:              Distinguished Contributions to the Public Interest Award,  
                       American
Psychological Association

 

1989:              Distinguished Service Medal, Teachers College,

                       Columbia University

 

1996:              Lifetime Contribution to the Public Interest, Gold Medal Award,

                       American Psychological Foundation.

  

Awards and Appointments

 

Special Leave of Absence in 1957 to the National Association for Retarded

Children to evaluate (with Thomas Gladwin) psychological and cultural research in this area

 

Adjunct Professor, Southern Connecticut State College, 1958-1961

- Conducted a special observation seminar for special education teachers

 

Lecturer, Boston University, Department of Special Education, 1961-1965

- Continued study (with Burton Blatt) of a special training procedure

            for special education

            - Research consultant and associate on Dr. Blatt's study of preschool

                        stimulation and handling of culturally deprived children

 

President, Division of Clinical Psychology, APA, 1978-1979

 

Honorary Degrees:

            Doctor of Humane Letters, Syracuse University, 1983

            Doctor of Science, Queens College (in CUNY), 1985

            Doctor of Humane Letters, Rhode Island College, 1988

 
 
 
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