Adler, Leonore Loeb 1921-

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Adler, Leonore Loeb 1921-


Born May 2, 1921, in Karlsruhe, Germany; naturalized U.S. citizen; daughter of Leo (a banker) and Elsie (a homemaker and artist; maiden name, Laemle) Loeb; married Helmut Ernest Adler (a professor of psychology), May 22, 1943; children: Barry Peler, Beverly S., Evelyn R. Adler Agostini. Ethnicity:"White." Education: Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A. (cum laude), 1968; Adelphi University, Ph.D., 1972. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Jewish.


Home—520 Marie Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510-1642.Office—c/o Department of Psychology, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570.


Writer, psychologist, and educator. State University of New York College of Staten Island, professor in Independent Studies Program, 1975-78; Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY, associate professor, 1980-91, professor of psychology, 1991-93, professor emeritus, 1993—, director of Institute for Cross-Cultural and Cross-Ethnic Studies, beginning 1981. Adjunct assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, 1973-74, College of Staten Island of the City University of New York, 1974-80, York College of the City University of New York, 1978-80, Queens College of the City University of New York, 1979-80, and Pace University, 1979-80; Marymount Manhattan College, Long Island Extension, lecturer, 1975-77; Graduate Center of the City University of New York, visiting professor, 1977-78; speaker at other institutions; conference and workshop participant in the United States and abroad; guest on media programs. International Council of Psychologists, chair of publications policy committee, 1981-83, treasurer, 1983-85; World Federation of Mental Health, member. International Journal of Group Tensions, managing editor, 1978-84, member of editorial board, 1987—. American Museum of Natural History, research assistant in animal behavior, 1956-84; Mystic Marinelife Aquarium, Mystic, CT, volunteer research associate, summers, 1976-86.


International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, International Organization for the Study of Group Tensions (member of executive board, 1974—), International Society for Comparative Psychology, Cheiron: International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences,American Psychological Association (fellow), American Psychological Society (fellow), Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Animal Behavior Society (Animal Behavior and Sociobiology Section), Association for Women in Science, Society for the Advancement of Social Psychology, American Association of University Professors, Eastern Psychological Association, New York State Psychological Association (member of divisional executive council, 1974—; member of state board of directors, 1977-79; state president, 1990-91), New York Academy of Sciences (fellow), Queens County Psychological Association (president, 1987-88), Sigma Xi, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Zeta Epsilon Gamma, Psi Chi.


Award for distinguished contribution of the decade, International Organization for the Study of Group Tensions, 1981; New York State Psychological Association, medallion in recognition of continued service, 1984, outstanding contribution award, 1984, award for a research paper titled "Concept Shift in a Belukha Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)," 1985, Kurt Lewin Award, 1985, Wilhelm Wundt Award, 1989, service award, 1991, and certificate of appreciation, 1992; leadership award, Queens County Psychological Association, 1991; certificate of recognition, International Council of Psychologists, 1992; Margaret Floy Washburn Award, New York State Psychological Association, 2003; grants from Gralnick Foundation, Sea Research Foundation, Japan Foundation, and New York Academy of Sciences.


This Is the Dachshund, TFH Publications (Jersey City, NY), 1966, 2nd edition, 1975.

(Editor, with Ethel Tobach and Helmut E. Adler, and contributor)Comparative Psychology at Issue, New York Academy of Sciences (New York, NY), 1973.

(Editor and contributor) Issues in Cross-Cultural Research, New York Academy of Sciences (New York, NY), 1977.

(Editor, with Judith Orasanu and Mariam K. Slater) Language, Sex, and Gender: Does "La Difference" Make a Difference?, New York Academy of Science (New York, NY), 1979.

(Editor and contributor) Cross-Cultural Research at Issue, Academic Press (New York, NY), 1982.

(Editor and contributor) Cross-Cultural Research in Human Development: Life-Span Perspectives, Praeger Publishers (New York, NY), 1989.

(Editor) Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Praeger Publishers (New York, NY), 1991.

(Editor, with Uwe P. Gielen and Norman A. Milgram, and contributor) Psychology in International Perspective: Fifty Years of the International Council of Psychologists, Swets & Zeitlinger (Lisse, Netherlands), 1992.

(Editor and contributor) International Handbook on Gender Roles, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1993.

(Editor, with Uwe P. Gielen, and contributor) Cross-Cultural Topics in Psychology,Praeger Publishers (New York, NY), 1994, 2nd edition, 2001.

(Editor, with Florence L. Denmark) Violence and the Prevention of Violence, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 1995.

(Editor, with B. Runi Mukherji) Spirit vs. Scalpel: Traditional Healing and Modern Psychotherapy, Bergin & Garvey (Westport, CT), 1995.

(Editor, with Uwe P. Gielen) Migration: Immigration and Emigration in International Perspective, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 2003.

(With Florence L. Denmark) International Perspectives on Violence, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 2004.

Shorter works include (with Helmut E. Adler) "What Can Dolphins ("Tursiops truncatus") Learn by Observation?, Biological Systems (St. Augustine, FL), 1978." Columnist, New York State Psychologist, 1984—. Contributor to books, including Handbook of Developmental Psychology,edited by B.B. Wolman, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1982; andPsychology: Perspectives and Practice, edited by S.M. Pfafflin, J.A. Sechzer, and others, New York Academy of Sciences (New York, NY), 1990. Contributor of more than 300 articles and reviews to professional journals, including Developmental Psychobiology, Psychological Reports, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Journal of Psychology, Social Science and Medicine, American Zoologist, Dog World, Junior Natural History, and Psychologist.Feature editor, SASP Newsletter, 1978-79; associate editor,International Journal of Group Tensions, 1984-85.


Cross-Cultural Topics in Psychology, 3rd edition.



International Journal of Comparative Sociology, January-April, 1994, Claire Toynbee, review of Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective, p. 142.

Population and Development Review, December, 2003, Michael P. Todaro, review of Migration: Immigration and Emigration in International Perspective, p. 743.