Barbara S. Burks

Barbara S. Burks

Fellow: Awarded 1943
Field of Study: Psychology

Competition: US & Canada

Columbia University

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

BURKS, BARBARA STODDARD.  Appointed for studies in the field of heredity and environment in human development, in particular to gather materials for a book on the role of twins in the study of man; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1943. (Dr. Burks died before entering upon the Fellowship.)

Born December 22, 1902, New York City. Education:  University of California, 1920–23; Stanford University, A.B., 1924, Ph.D., 1929; California Institute of Technology, 1929. General Education Board Fellow at Columbia University, 1934–35, University of Geneva, 1935–36.

Research Associate, 1928–30, Stanford University; Psychologist, 1931–32, Pasadena City Schools; Research Associate and Assistant Professor of Psychology, 1932-34, University of California; Research Associate, 1936–40, Carnegie Institution of Washington; Associate in Psychology, 1940—, Columbia University.

Publications:  Articles in Pedagogical Seminary, Journal of Educational Psychology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Journal of Genetic Psychology, Journal of the American Statistical Association, American Naturalist, Proceedings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Journal of Social Psychology, Eugenic News, Journal of Heredity, Sociology and Social Research, Human Biology, Scientific Monthly. Contributor to Genetic Studies of Genius, 1930; A Handbook of Child Psychology, 1933; Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 1936; Studies in Personality, 1942.

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