Dr. Edward R. Whitson

Associate Professor
Department: Psychology
Office: 512 Life Science
Phone: 375-5254

whitson@roanoke.edu

Degrees:

B.S., Mathematics, and B.S., Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1967.

M.Ed., Administration & Supervision, Antioch New England Graduate School, 1974.

M.A., Ph.D., Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980 and 1983.

Course List

Homepage:

www2.roanoke.edu/staff/whitson

Research & Teaching Interests:

Abnormal Psychology;
Personality Theories & Research;
Humanistic and Positive Psychology;
Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving.

Scholarly Activities:

Previous research in four primary areas:
(a) The Self-Actualization Construct;
(b) Oral, Obsessive, and Hysterical Personality Patterns;
(c) Personality and Cigarette Smoking;
(d) Pedagogy of Creative Thinking and Problem Solving.

Recent Publications:

(1) 1993. Abnormality: Humanistic-Existential Models. In F. N. Magill (Ed.), Survey of Social Science: Psychology (pp. 60-66). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.

(2) 1993. Self-Actualization. In F. N. Magaill (Ed.), Survey of Social Science: Psychology (pp. 2168-2174). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.

(3) 1991. (With P. V. Olczak) Criticisms and polemics surounding the self-actualization construct: An evaluation. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 6, 75-95.

(4) 1991. (With P. V. Olczak) The use of the POI in clinical situations: An evaluation. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 6, 291-310.

(5) 1987. Facing the human in psychology. (Review of The Human Face of Psychology: Humanistic Psychology in its Historical, Social and Cultural Contexts). Contemporary Psychology, 32, 745.

(6) 1979. (With M. Levine, S. Tulkin, J. Intagliata, J. Perry) The paraprofessional: A brief social history. In S. Alley, J. Blanton, & R. E. Feldman (Eds.), Paraprofessionals in mental health (pp. 38-71). New York: Human Sciences Press.

Available as a Media resource for the following topics:

Creative Thinking and Problem Solving;
Humanistic and Positive Psychology

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on:

Creative Thinking and Problem Solving;
Humanistic and Positive Psychology