David Magnusson - Curriculum Vitae#


Long CV(info)

Present and Previous Positions:

  • 1959 PhD
  • 1969-1992 Olof Eneroth professor of psychology, University of Stockholm
  • 1979 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • 1991-94 Vice-president
  • 1977 The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, member
  • 1989 The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, member
  • 1988 Academia Europaea, founding member 1988, Vice President, 1988-97; Board of Trustees 1998-99.
  • 1985 European Academy of Arts and Sciences, Paris, member
  • 1992 Rumanian Academy of Sciences, foreign member
  • 1999 Russian Academy of Sciences (NAUK), foreign member

Field of Scholarship

Theoretical and methodological issues in personality and developmental psychology

Honours and Awards

  • 1973 Knight of the Northern Star
  • 1984 Honorary Doctor of the University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 1989 The Royal Medal of the Seraphim
  • 1996 Honorary Doctor of the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany,
  • 1998 John P. Hill Memorial Award, Society for Research in Adolescence, USA
  • 1998 Honorary Doctor of the State University of Humanitarian Sciences in Moscow
  • 1999 The European Aristotle Prize
  • 1999 SRCD Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award
  • 2006 International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) for Extraordinary contribution to Applied psychology. Invited Fellow
  • 206 Swedish Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Gold Medal
  • 2008 European Association of Personality Psychology Distinguished European Personality Psychologist Award

Other Scientific Affiliations 1985-2001:

  • The Center for the Study of Child and Adolescent Development, Penn State, USA, member of the Advisory Board, 1985-91.
  • Carolina Consortium on Human Development, Center for Developmental Science, Chapel Hill, USA, Advisory Board, member, 1993-2000.
  • Institute for Children, Youth and Families, Michigan State University, member of the External Advisory Board, 1992-1996.
  • International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), member of the Executive Committee, 1991-98.
  • European Association of Personality Psychology, member of the Board, 1986-92.
  • Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development and Education, Berlin, Germany; Scientific Advisory Committee, 1987-98.

Research Councils:

  • Swedish Social Science Research Council, 1970-1977, member.
  • Swedish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences, Vice-president, 1977-83; Chairman of the Executive Committee, 1980-83.
  • The Scientific Council of the Swedish Defence Organization, 1974-1983, member.
  • The Swedish Sports Research Council
  • National Council for Crime Prevention: Scientific Committee, member, 1980-87.
  • The Swedish Sports Research Council, member, 1978-1982.
  • Swedish Tercentenary Foundation, 1980-86, member of the Board.
  • Committee for Economic and Social Sciences, EC, Brussels, 1991-93, member.
  • The US Social Science Research Council, New York, 1990-96; member of the Board of Directors.
  • European Science Foundation, Executive Council, member 1983-1989.
  • Vice-President 1986-1989.
  • The European Network on Longitudinal Research on Individual Development, 1985-92, Chairman.
  • The ESF Review Committee for Brain and Behaviour Research, 1988, Chairman.
  • The Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research, 1980-83, member of the Board.

Public Service:

  • The Swedish Psychological Association, Secretary, 1957-59; Vice-chairman, 1959-61, Chairman, 1961-62.
  • The Swedish Association of University Lecturers, 1962-64, Chairman.
  • The National Government Commission; Report on methods for personnel selection in public service, 1968-70, member.
  • The Swedish Association of University Professors, 1970-78, Chairman.
  • School of Social Studies, Östersund. Member of the Board, 1970-
  • University Chancellor´s Office: Report on Cooperation Organization at the Universities, 1971-73, member.
  • Government Commission: Postgraduate Education, 1974-77, member Committee: Report on the University Positions, 1975-76, Chairman
  • National Board of Health and Welfare, member 1978-80.
  • University Chancellor´s Office: The National Faculty Advisory Board, 1978-80
  • The National Government Research Advisory Board, 1980-83, 1986-89, 1991-94, member.
  • Committee “The State and Research”, 1993-94, Chairman. Report nr 5 in Agenda 2000 from the Ministry of Science and Education.
  • The Publishing House ’Natur och Kultur’ 1980-95; Chairman of the Board 1988-1995.
  • Swedish Government; Report on the British System for Allocation of Resources to Research Councils and Universities, 1989.
  • The Science Commission of the European Communities - Economic, Social and Human Sciences Group, 1991-1993, member.
  • European Association of Personality Psychology, 1986-92, member of the Board. 1989.
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, The Socio-Economic Council, 1981-95, member.
  • The Planning Committee for Administrative, Economic and Social Programs at the Swedish Universities, 1978-80, member.
  • The Swedish Pugwash Group, 1996, member.
  • Ukrainean Minister of Science: Committee for analysis of allocation of resources for research 1995-96, member

Editorial Boards (past and present memberships):

  • Multivariate Behavioral Research
  • Applied Psychological Measurement
  • German Journal of Psychology
  • Annual Review of Social Psychology
  • Journal of Theoretical Psychology
  • Zeitschrift für Psychologie
  • The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Anxiety Research
  • The European Journal of Personality
  • European Journal of Psychology of Education
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Development and Psychopathology
  • Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health
  • The Journal of Research on Adolescence
  • European Journal of Psychological Assessment
  • The Spanish Journal of Psychology
  • Russian Journal of Foreign Psychology

Invited Lectures at Foreign Universities:

Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA; Battalle Research Institute, Seattle, USA; Univ. of Bergen, Norway; Univ. of Wageningen, The Netherlands; Univ. of Leiden, The Netherlands; Univ. of Budapest, Hungary; Univ. of South Florida, USA; Univ. of Chicago, USA;Univ. of Toronto, Canada; Univ. of Trondheim, Norway; Univ. of Lancaster, England; Univ. of Sheffield, England; Univ. of York, England; Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA; Texas Christian Univ., Fort Worth, USA; Pennsylvania State Univ., USA; Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, USA; Univ. of Warsaw, Poland; Univ. of Jyväskylä, Finland; Univ. of Stanford, USA; Univ. of Helsinki, Finland; Univ. of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Univ. of Moscow, Russia. Harvard Univ, USA. Stanford Univ., USA. Humboldt Univ. Berlin.

Invited papers at symposia and conferences in Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Columbia, Czechoslovakia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, the US, Spain, Switzerland.

International Symposia on Interactionism:

  • Saltsjöbaden 1975, Papers published in Magnusson, D. & Endler, N. (1977), Personality at the Crossroads. Hillsdale NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Lidingö 1979, Papers published in Magnusson D. (1981), Towards a Psychology of Situations. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Lidingö 1981, Papers published in Magnusson D., & Allen, V. L (1983), Human Development: An Interactional Perspective. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Lidingö 1984, Papers published in Magnuson, D., & Öhman, A. (1987), Psychopathology: An Interactional Perspective. Orlando; Academic Press.
  • Lidingö, 1994, Nobelsymposium, papers published in Magnusson, D. (1996),
  • The Life Span Development of Individuals. London: Cambridge University Press


Published books, journal articles and book chapters in psychometrics, personality and development. Main interest in general models and methodology in personality and individual development research.

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