Turner, Ralph (Herbert)

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TURNER, Ralph (Herbert)

TURNER, Ralph (Herbert). American, b. 1919. Genres: Sociology. Career: UCLA, faculty member, 1948-59, professor, 1959-90, Sociology Dept, chair, 1963-68, Statewide Academic Senate, vice-chair, 1982-83, chair, 1983- 84, professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology, 1990-. Pacific Sociological Assn, president, 1957; American Sociological Assn, council member, 1959-64, Social Psychology Section, chair, 1960-61, president, 1968-69, Theoretical Sociology Section, chair, 1973-74, Collective Behavior Section, chair, 1983-84; Natl Institutes of Health, Behavioral Sciences Section, member, 1961-66, chair, 1963-64; director-at-large, Social Science Research Council, 1965-66; Foundations Fund for Research in Psychiatry, board director, 1970-73; Natl Academy of Sciences, chair, Panel on Public Policy Implications of Earthquake Prediction, 1974-75; Intl Sociological Assn, council member, 1974-78, vice pres, 1978-82; Annual Review of Sociology, ed, 1980-86; Natl Research Council, Committee on Earthquake Engineering Research, 1981-82; Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, pres, 1982-83; American Council of Learned Socs, delegates' exec committee, 1990-94; UCLA Emeriti Assns, president, 1992-93; University of California Statewide Emeriti, council chair, 1997-98. Publications: (with L. Killian) Collective Behavior, 1957, 3rd ed., 1987; The Social Context of Ambition, 1964; Robert Park on Social Control and Collective Behavior, 1967; Family Interaction, 1970; Earthquake Prediction and Public Policy, 1975; (with J. Nigg and B. Shaw) Earthquake Threat: The Human Response in Southern California, 1979; (with J. Nigg and D. Paz) Waiting for Disaster: Earthquake Watch in California, 1986. Address: Dept of Sociology, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095, U.S.A.