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Overall, John

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John Overall was born in Texas in an historic town called Gonzales on the banks of a river called Guadalupe, educated in Texas public schools, B.S. degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, two years military at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, and Ph.D. in General Experimental Psychology from University of Texas in Austin. During last two years as graduate student, he worked as research psychologist with the behavioral medicine group of the UT/ USAF Radiobiological Laboratory at Balcones Research Center near Austin. From there, he took a combined 5-year “sabbatical” from Texas, which included National Science Foundation fellowship in psychometrics and multivariate methodology at L.L.Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory of University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, 2 years as Chief of Criterion Development for V.A. Central Neuropsychiatric Research Laboratory, and 2 years as Associate Professor of Psychology at Kansas State University where he was recipient of NIMH Research Career Development Award.


Overall, John
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Dates: 1-May
Interviewer: New Orleans

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