About the Author
Arnold H. Buss, PhD,
is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, where he has also been head of the Personality Graduate Program (1969-1986) and head of the Graduate Clinical Training Program (1990-1992). Dr. Buss received his B.A. from New York University in 1947, and his PhD from Indiana University in 1952. Before joining the UT Psychology Department's faculty in 1969, Dr. Buss was an instructor at the University of Iowa (1951-52), chief psychologist at Indianapolis's Carter Hospital (1952-1957), and professor at the University of Pittsburgh (1957-1965) and Rutgers University (1965-1969). He received his Diplomate in Clinical Psychology in 1956. Dr. Buss is the author or coauthor of close to a dozen books on psychology and personality, including The Psychology of Aggression
(1961), Self-Consciousness and Social Anxiety
(1980), Social Behavior and Personality
(1986), and Psychological Dimensions of the Self
(2001). He has published nearly a hundred professional journal articles and chapters in edited volumes on aggression, temperament, self-consciousness, and shyness.