Academic journal article Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Obituary

Academic journal article Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Obituary

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November 2, 1931-January 20, 2016

We note, with sadness, the passing of a notable New Zealand Emeritus Professor of Psychology, George Albert Shouksmith. Professor Shouksmith was a colleague of Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Bob Stewart, at Massey University, New Zealand, during the years in which SBP Journal was founded.

After graduating from Edinburgh University, Professor Shouksmith held positions at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, and Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. At a relatively young age, he was appointed as the Foundation Professor of Psychology at Massey University and later took up the position of Dean of Social Sciences in 1989, resigning from both positions upon his retirement in 1997. Further, Professor Shouksmith supported the development of professional psychology training clinics, located at three Massey University campuses in New Zealand, which led to the largest number of New Zealand's clinical psychologists graduating from this university.

In addition to his academic work in the social sciences, Professor Shouksmith held a parallel career in the application of psychology to commercial or applied settings. He worked with British European Airways, National Airways Corporation of New Zealand, Air New Zealand, and the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority, and also taught Aviation Psychology in the newly established School of Aviation at Massey University. …

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