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Weinberg, Richard A.
Ann S. Masten
In 1969, George Miller, then president of the American Psychological Association, gave an address calling for the discipline of psychology to “give away” its knowledge through effective dissemination of ideas and practices. The professional career of Richard A. Weinberg stands as a living testament to this seminal call for action. In regard to all three legs of the stool supporting academic life in a land-grant university—disciplined inquiry, teaching, and public service—Weinberg has pursued this commitment to making basic and applied research meaningful in the lives of children, as well as in his own work with students and colleagues. Richard Weinberg was born in Chicago in 1943. During his teenage years, Weinberg displayed an interest in music (taking piano lessons for more than 12 years and briefly aspiring to a professional career), writing for the school newspaper, and editing the yearbook. Although not interested in competitive athletics, he would become very ...