Bowdoin College’s Barbara Held Honored by the American Psychological Foundation

Barbara S. Held, the Barry N. Wish Professor of Psychology and Social Studies at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, received the Joseph B. Gittler Award from the American Psychological Foundation. She was honored for “the most scholarly contributions to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge.”

Professor Held is the author of Back to Reality: A Critique of Postmodern Theory in Psychotherapy (W.W. Norton, 1995), Psychology’s Interpretive Turn: The Search for Truth and Agency in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology (American Psychological Association, 2007) and Stop Smiling, Start Kvetching: A 5-Step Guide to Creative Complaining (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2001). She is a co-editor of Humanity’s Dark Side: Evil, Destructive Experience, and Psychotherapy (American Psychological Association, 2012).

Professor Held is a graduate of Douglass College. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska.

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