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About the Author
MICHAEL SCRIVEN was the first president of what is now the American Evaluation Association and founding editor of its journal, which is now Evaluation Practice. His current appointments include consulting professor at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education, adjunct professor of philosophy at Western Michigan University, professor at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and senior AERA fellow at the National Science Foundation.
Diane F. Halpern is Director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children and Chair and Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College. She received her PhD in Psychology at the University of Cincinnati where she received the Distinguished Alumna Award in 2003. Dr Halpern was the President of the American Psychological Association in 2005.
Robert R. Hoffman, PhD, specializes in cognitive systems engineering and human-centered computing. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and a Fulbright Scholar. Hoffman has been recognized internationally for his research and work on human factors in remote sensing, on the psychology of expertise and the methodology of cognitive task analysis, and on human-centered computing issues and intelligent systems technology, as well as the design of macrocognitive work systems. Hoffman is a co-editor for the Department on Human-Centered Computing in IEEE: Intelligent Systems, editor for the book series Expertise: Research and Applications, and co-founder of the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making. His current research focuses on the psychology of intelligence analysis, methodological issues in the analysis of complex systems, and performance measurement for macrocognitive work systems. A full vita and all of his publications are available at www.ihmc.us/users/rhoffman/main.
Schultz of California State University, San Marcos
Stuart Oskamp (Ph.D., Stanford University) has focused his research interests in the areas of attitudes and attitude change, applied social psychology, behavioral aspects of energy and resource conservation, and social issues and public policy. His books include "Attitudes and Opinions" and "Applied Social Psychology". He has been elected a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives and President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and of the APA Division of Population and Environmental Psychology. He has also served as editor of the "Journal of Social Issues and of the Applied Social Psychology Annual". Since 1984 he has organized the Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology and co-edited the resulting annual volume published for many years by Sage Publications and now published by Erlbaum.
Deborah Davis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Yale University. Stevan Harrell is Professor of Anthropology and director of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program at the University of Washington.
Howard S. Friedman is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). His research is focused on lifespan psychosocial predictors and mediators of health and longevity. Dr. Friedman is the recipient of the career award for "Outstanding Contributions to Health
Psychology" from the American Psychological Association (Division 38) and winner of UCR's Distinguished Teaching Award.
Roxane Cohen Silver is Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). She studies how individuals cope with stressful life experiences, such as loss of a spouse or child, divorce, childhood sexual abuse, physical disability,
natural disaster, and terrorism. Dr. Silver has been an advisor to the US Department of Homeland Security and has received UCI's Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award for Teaching.
Elizabeth F. Loftus is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine.
Stanley Sue is professor of psychology and director of the Center for Excellence in Diversity at Palo Alto University. From 1971 to 1981, he was assistant and associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington; Professor of Psychology, UCLA (1981-1996); and professor of psychology at UC Davis (1996-2010 and now emeritus distinguished professor). Dr. Sue served as the 2010 president of the Western Psychological Association.
Christina A. Christieis a Professor and Head of the Social Research Methodology Division in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles. Christie specializes in educational and social policy and program evaluation. Her research focuses on the factors and conditions that influence evaluation practice in an effort to strengthen our understanding of evaluation as a method for facilitating social change. She has published extensively and her work appears in journals such American Journal of Evaluation, Children and Youth Services Review, Evaluation and Program Planning, Studies in Educational Evaluation and Teachers College Record. Christie has served on the board of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and is the former Chair of the Theories of Evaluation Division and the Research on Evaluation Division of AEA. Currently, she is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Evaluation.
Dr. William D. Crano is a professor of psychology at Claremont Graduate University, an American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science fellow, and a former NATO senior scientist. He is the author of "The Rules if Influence." He is married with three children and lives in California. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.