Lanzetta, John Thomas, 1927-1989

Lanzetta, John Thomas, 1927-1989



  • Existence: 1926 - 1989


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, he organized a seminal conference in Sorrento, Italy, leading to the establishment of the European Association for Social Psychology. Lanzetta died in 1989 at the age of 63.

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John Lanzetta papers

Identifier: MS-1138
Date(s): 1955 to 1988
Abstract John Thomas Lanzetta (1926-1989), professor of psychology and researcher. The papers contain research proposals to the National Science Foundation, experimental data, calculations, drafts and published versions of his studies, as well as documents relating to his tenure as a Dartmouth College professor. The Dartmouth materials include papers from the courses he taught and the various committees and projects on which he served, including research projects he directed with the U.S. Air Force...