Nebraska Authors

William Abbott Scott

Born 1926 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Japan (Matsuyama, Kochi, Yokohama)
New Mexico

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Psychology; Organizational Psychology


Attended Reed College, 1943
Gonzaga University, 1944
BS, 1950, University of New Mexico,
MS, 1951, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
PhD, 1954, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


U.S. Naval Reserve, 1944-46
Information Officer in the U.S. Military Government in Japan
Study Director, Survey Research Center
Professor of Psychology
Visiting Professor

Places Worked

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Colorado, Boulder
Nortwestern University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Hawaii


American Psychological Association (fellow)
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (fellow)
Phi Beta Kappa


The United States and the United Nations: The Public View. 1958. (with S.B. Withey)
Introduction to Pyschological Research. 1962. (with Michael Wertheimer)
Decisions, Values and Groups. 1962. (Contributor)
Motivation and Social Interaction. 1963. (Contributor)
International Behavior. 1965. (with Ruth Scott)
Flexibility, Adaptability, And Creativity. 1966. (Contributor)
Handbook of Social Psychology. 1967. (Contributor to revised edition)
Handbook of Personality Theory and Research. 1967. (Contributor)

Contributor to professional journals
Sociometry, 1958-1963. (Consulting and Associate Editor)
Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology. 1961-1964. (Consulting Editor)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 1965-

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