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  • Alan Elms

    Alan Elms

    Professor Emeritus

        University of California, Davis
    Phone: 530.752.1699
    Office: 285 Young Hall


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    Research Interests

    Dr. Elms is primarily concerned with the development of psychobiography as a valid research approach in personality psychology. He has done or is doing individual case studies of distinguished individuals in politics (e.g., Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig), psychology (e.g., Freud, Jung, Skinner, Allport, Murray), and the creative arts (e.g., Nabokov, Asimov, Cordwainer Smith, Elvis Presley). He is also interested in the theory and methodology of psychobiography and in personality variables in political extremism.