Yale Bulletin and Calendar

April 14, 2000Volume 28, Number 28

Psychologist Leonard W. Doob, shown here in an earlier photo.

Leonard S. Doob, a specialist
on ways of resolving conflict, dies

Leonard W. Doob, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Psychology, died on March 29 at the Whitney Center in Hamden, Connecticut.

Professor Doob joined the Yale faculty in 1934. He served as chair of Yale's Council on African Studies and as director of the Division of Social Studies before retiring in 1977. He was an expert at using psychological principles to help people learn how to promote peace in conflict-laden areas. He organized conflict-resolution workshops in Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Somalia.

Professor Doob was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Sciences in 1966. He was the author of 19 books, including "Public Opinion and Propaganda," "Communication in Africa," "Plans of Men" and "Pathway to Peace," and was co-author of "Frustration and Aggression," which contained the well-known frustration-aggression theory.

Born in 1909 in New York, Professor Doob received a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1929 and an M.A. from Duke University the following year. From 1930 to 1933, he studied at the University of Frankfurt in Germany, taught at Dartmouth and then received a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1934.

Professor Doob was predeceased by his wife, Eveline Bates. He is survived by three sons, Anthony, Christopher and Nicholas, and by three grandchildren, Crockett, Gabriella and Joshua.


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