Nebraska Authors

Paul R. Amato

Places Lived

San Francisco, CA
Queensland, Australia
Lincoln, NE
State College, PA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Social Psychology; Personality; Family Studies; Marriage; Vegetarianism

Education

BA in Sociology, 1973, California State University-East Bay, Hayward, CA
MA in Sociology, 1976, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
PhD in Behavioral Science, 1983, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia

Occupation

Tutor
Research Fellow
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Professor
Academic Writer and Researcher

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Research Fellow for the Australian Institute of Family Studies

Honors

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award, James Cook University, Australia
2013 President, National Council on Family Relations
2012 Chair, Sociology of the Family Section, American Sociological Association
2008 Ernest Burgess Award for outstanding scholarly and career achievement in the study of families, National Council on Family Relations
2008 Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations for the best article published in the previous year to combine theory and research on the family
2006 Distinguished Career Award, American Sociological Association, Sociology of the Family Section
2006 Member of the Sociological Research Association
2004 Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson Institute for Scientific Information
2003 Distinction in the Social Sciences Award, College of the Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State University
2003 Stanley Cohen Distinguished Research Award, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
2002 Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations for the best article published in the previous year to combine theory and research on the family
2002 Conference Program Chair, National Council on Family Relations
2001 Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations
2001 Impact Award, Coalition for Marriage, Family, and Couples Education
2000 Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations for the best article published in the previous year to combine theory and research on the family
1999 Elected Chair, Research and Theory Section, National Council on Family Relations
1994 Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations for the best article published in the previous year to combine theory and research on the family
1992 Fulbright (Indo-American) Fellowship from the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars to conduct research in India

Associations

American Sociological Association
National Council on Family Relations
Population Association of America

Bibliography

Dimensions of Helping Behavior. 1983. (with Michael Smithson and Phillip Pearce)
Children in Australian Families: The Growth of Competence. 1987.
The New Vegetarians: Promoting Health and Protecting Life. 1989.
A Generation at Risk: Growing Up in an Era of Family Upheaval. 1999. (with Alan Booth)
Alone Together: How Marriage in America is Changing. 2007. (with Alan Booth and David Johnson)

Has written many articles for scholarly journals.

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