Dr. Nicholas Hobbs

“To know a person it is useful to know what he has done, another way of defining what problems he has solved.  It is even more informative, however, to know what problems he is working on now.  For these will define the growing edge of his being.”

Hobbs, (1971, May) The Art of Getting Into Trouble

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.

More information on the life and work of Dr. Hobbs:

School-Based Behavioral Health – Nicholas Hobbs by Susannah Brackett

Vanderbilt University – Nicholas Hobbs “A National Resource for Children”

Wright School – History and Philosophy of Re-EDucation

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