Frank Farley, Ph.D.

Frank Farley, Ph.D.

Frank Farley, Ph.D., is a psychologist and L.H.Carnell Professor at Temple University, Philadelphia. He was born and raised in Alberta, Canada, receiving two degrees in Canada before obtaining a doctorate from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, UK. Before joining the faculty at Temple he was on the faculty for many years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is former President of the American Psychological Association (APA) and six of its Divisions, as well as the American Educational Research Association (AERA), International Council of Psychologists, among other scientific/professional societies. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, APA, AERA, Association for Psychological Science, Midwestern Psychological Association, Eastern Psychological Association, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Canadian Psychological Association, among other honors. His scholarly interests include education, human development, extreme behavior, media, political psychology, risk-taking/thrill-seeking, heroism, personality, crime, creativity, the seven sins +/- two of psychological science, citizen science, the public intellectual.

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Frank Farley, Ph.D., is a psychologist and L.H. Carnell Professor at Temple University, Philadelphia. He is former President of the American Psychological Association (APA) and six of its Divisions, as well the American Educational Research Association, International Council of Psychologists, other professional societies. His scholarly interests include education, human development, extreme behavior, media, politics, risk-taking/thrill-seeking, heroism, personality, crime, creativity, the seven sins +/- two of psychological science, citizen science, the public intellectual.