Fred Attneave papers 1949-1991
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In the 1980s, the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Directors approved an oral history project focusing primarily on key figures in American psychology that were advanced in years. Another part of the project involved interviewing past APA presidents. The APA historian continues to conduct these interviews. The APA archives hold the entire collection of these interview tapes. You can search the APA online index of these oral histories at http://apa.org/archives/oral.html for the ...
Fred Attneave was born on March 25, 1919 in Greenwood, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1942 with a double major in Psychology and English. Attneave was drafted into the army and served as an officer in the Army Signal Corps for three years in the Pacific theatre working on radio and teletype installations. After the Army, Attneave entered graduate school at Stanford University and received his Ph.D. in psychology in 1949. He returned to Mi...