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John Janeway Conger (February 27, 1921 – June 24, 2006) was an American psychologist and a past president of the American Psychological Association (APA). Biography[edit] Conger was born on February 27, 1921.[1] He was educated at Amherst College and Yale University.[2] He served in World War II and commanded the USS Tweedy (DE-532).[3] In the 1950s, he wrote a textbook titled Child Development and Personality. Until his book, developmental psychology textbooks were usually organized by topic and not by developmental stage. He served on the Mental Health Commission established by President Carter and was the 1981 president of the APA.[3] He was associated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine for many years, including service as the medical school's dean.[2] Conger died in Denver on June 24, 2006.[4] He was survived by his wife, who he had married on January 1, 1944.[2] The University of Colorado School of Medicine sponsors the John J. Conger, PhD Lectureship in Child Mental Health Policy Endowment.[5] References[edit]

^ "On February 27". American Psychological Association. Retrieved November 12, 2014.  ^ a b c Culver, Virginia (June 27, 2006). "Psychologist Conger served five presidents, wrote texts". Denver Post. Retrieved November 12, 2014.  ^ a b Murray Law, Bridget (September 2006). "Albee and Conger focused on forces beyond the individual". Monitor on Psychology. 37 (8): 58. doi:10.1037/e532252006-036. Retrieved November 12, 2014.  ^ "John J. Conger (1921-2006)". American Psychologist. 62 (1): 48–49. January 2007. doi:10.1037/0003-066x.62.1.48. Retrieved November 12, 2014.  ^ "The John J. Conger, PhD Lectureship in Child Mental Health Policy Endowment" (PDF). University of Colorado School of Medicine. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 

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Presidents of the American Psychological Association

1892–1900

G. Stanley Hall (1892) George Trumbull Ladd (1893) William James (1894) James McKeen Cattell (1895) George Stuart Fullerton (1896) James Mark Baldwin (1897) Hugo Münsterberg (1898) John Dewey (1899) Joseph Jastrow (1900)

1901–1925

Josiah Royce (1901) Edmund Sanford (1902) William Lowe Bryan (1903) William James (1904) Mary Whiton Calkins (1905) James Rowland Angell (1906) Henry Rutgers Marshall (1907) George M. Stratton (1908) Charles Hubbard Judd (1909) Walter Bowers Pillsbury (1910) Carl Seashore (1911) Edward Thorndike (1912) Howard C. Warren (1913) Robert S. Woodworth (1914) John B. Watson (1915) Raymond Dodge (1916) Robert Yerkes (1917) John Wallace Baird (1918) Walter Dill Scott (1919) Shepherd Ivory Franz (1920) Margaret Floy Washburn (1921) Knight Dunlap (1922) Lewis Terman (1923) G. Stanley Hall (1924) I. Madison Bentley (1925)

1926–1950

Harvey A. Carr (1926) Harry Levi Hollingworth (1927) Edwin Boring (1928) Karl Lashley (1929) Herbert Langfeld (1930) Walter Samuel Hunter (1931) Walter Richard Miles (1932) Louis Leon Thurstone (1933) Joseph Peterson (1934) Albert Poffenberger (1935) Clark L. Hull (1936) Edward C. Tolman (1937) John Dashiell (1938) Gordon Allport (1939) Leonard Carmichael (1940) Herbert Woodrow (1941) Calvin Perry Stone (1942) John Edward Anderson (1943) Gardner Murphy (1944) Edwin Ray Guthrie (1945) Henry Garrett (1946) Carl Rogers (1947) Donald Marquis (1948) Ernest Hilgard (1949) J. P. Guilford (1950)

1951–1975

Robert Richardson Sears (1951) J. McVicker Hunt (1952) Laurance F. Shaffer (1953) Orval Hobart Mowrer (1954) E. Lowell Kelly (1955) Theodore Newcomb (1956) Lee Cronbach (1957) Harry Harlow (1958) Wolfgang Köhler (1959) Donald O. Hebb (1960) Neal E. Miller (1961) Paul E. Meehl (1962) Charles E. Osgood (1963) Quinn McNemar (1964) Jerome Bruner (1965) Nicholas Hobbs (1966) Gardner Lindzey (1967) Abraham Maslow (1968) George Armitage Miller (1969) George Albee (1970) Kenneth B. Clark (1971) Anne Anastasi (1972) Leona E. Tyler (1973) Albert Bandura (1974) Donald T. Campbell (1975)

1976–2000

Wilbert J. McKeachie (1976) Theodore H. Blau (1977) M. Brewster Smith (1978) Nicholas Cummings (1979) Florence Denmark (1980) John J. Conger (1981) William Bevan (1982) Max Siegel (1983) Janet Taylor Spence (1984) Robert Perloff (1985) Logan Wright (1986) Bonnie Strickland (1987) Raymond D. Fowler (1988) Joseph Matarazzo (1989) Stanley Graham (1990) Charles Spielberger (1991) Jack Wiggins Jr. (1992) Frank Farley (1993) Ronald E. Fox (1994) Robert J. Resnick (1995) Dorothy Cantor (1996) Norman Abeles (1997) Martin Seligman (1998) Richard Suinn (1999) Patrick H. DeLeon (2000)

2001–Present

Norine G. Johnson (2001) Philip Zimbardo (2002) Robert Sternberg (2003) Diane F. Halpern (2004) Ronald F. Levant (2005) Gerald Koocher (2006) Sharon Brehm (2007) Alan E. Kazdin (2008) James H. Bray (2009) Carol D. Goodheart (2010) Melba J. T. Vasquez (2011) Suzanne Bennett Johnson (2012) Donald N. Bersoff (2013) Nadine Kaslow (2014) Barry S. Anton (2015) Susan H. McDaniel (2016) Antonio Puente (2017) Jessica Hende

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