Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Science
College of Liberal Arts, October 19, 2001
Paul E. Meehl was born and raised and has lived his entire adult life in Minnesota. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology (1941) and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1945. He is now Regents' Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, and Member, Emeritus, of the Center for Philosophy of Science. He is one of the most influential and celebrated psychologists of the twentieth century. His scholarship has had a major impact on field as wide ranging as learning theory, psychopathology, psychometrics, forensic psychology, and the philosophy of science. He is considered one of the nation's leading authorities on the application of psychology in the courtroom. Of all of his achievements, Meehl is likely to be long remembered for how he helped establish clinical psychology as a legitimate scientific discipline.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.