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




A.B.               Rutgers (Newark), 1939

M.A.              Clark University, 1940

Ph.D.              Clark University, 1942




                        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




American Psychological Association

Eastern Psychological Association

Connecticut State Psychological Society




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,  
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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