Diane F. Halpern
Who is Diane F. Halpern?
Diane F. Halpern is an American psychologist and past-president of the American Psychological Association. She is Dean of Social Science at the Minerva Schools at KGI and the McElwee Family Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College. She is also past-president of the Western Psychological Association, The Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and the Division of General Psychology.
Dr. Halpern served on many boards and panels at APA including the Board of Educational Affairs, the Council of Representatives, the Committee on International Relations in Psychology, the Committee on Learning Outcomes, and Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools. She chaired the Panel on Public Policy and APA’s National Conference on Undergraduate Education that resulted in the publication Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the Future of the Discipline.
Dr. Halpern’s work is considered groundbreaking and pivotal, especially with respect to critical thinking, gender differences in cognition, and balancing work and family. She is a prolific author and editor with over 20 books and hundreds of book chapters and other scholarly publications.
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