Guide to the Papers of John T. Lanzetta, 1955 - 1988Manuscript MS-1138


John Thomas Lanzetta was born April 24, 1926, in Long Beach, New York. He received a BS from Lafayette College in 1948, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1952. From 1953-1956, he worked as a research psychologist in the Air Force, and from 1956-1965, he was chairman and professor of psychology as well as the director of the Center for Research and Social Behavior at the University of Delaware. He was hired by Dartmouth College as professor of psychology in 1965, a position he held until his retirement in 1977. In addition Professor Lanzetta was an editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, a member of the advisory committee for the Office of Civil Defense, a consultant for the Veterans Administration and author of numerous book chapters and articles. His research contributed to the study of group performance, imitative responses, affect and emotional expressivity. In 1963, Lanzetta organized a seminal conference in Sorrento, Italy, leading to the establishment of the European Association for Social Psychology. Professor Lanzetta died in 1989 at the age of 63.

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