Dean Pruitt received the IACM Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997. Dean is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He received his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oberlin College and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from Yale University; he also completed postdoctoral work in psychology at the University of Michigan and in international relations at Northwestern University. Dean served as IACM’s second President and was responsible for seeing that the organization had a set of written bylaws. He developed contacts with other conflict-related centers and groups, and he expanded the use of IACM member committees to encourage greater participation. In 1992, he received the Harold D. Lasswell Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution to Political Psychology from the International Society of Political Psychology. In 1994, he was given a special Award for Significant Contribution to the Conflict Management Literature from the International Journal of Conflict Management, and in 1996, he received the Willhelm Wundt Award from the New York State Psychological Association.
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