Dr. Nicholas Hobbs
respected psychologist, educator, university administrator, and
an active participant in public policy forums.
1980 APA Citation of Nicholas Hobbs for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Service
Few can match Nicholas Hobbs’s record of utilizing psychological knowledge in the public interest and social policy. Among his outstanding contributions are the now famous Project Re-ED, an educational approach to the residential treatment of emotionally disturbed children, his service as the first director of selection for the Peace Corps, Ins leadership in studying the classification of children, his creation of the Center for the Study of Families and Children at Vanderbilt University, and his service to the government in many capacities. As chair of the Committee on Ethical Standards and as president of APA, he has rendered distinguished service.
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