Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Farley, Frank

  • Diana L. WildermuthEmail author
  • Cory Hersh
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2336-1

Frank Farley, Ph.D., is the Laura H. Carnell Professor (professorship in honor of Temple University’s first dean that recognizes faculty who have illustrated unique interest and dedication to research, scholarship, teaching, and the creative arts) in the Department of Psychological Studies in Education at Temple University. He is an educational psychologist that ascribes to humanistic theory and is internationally recognized as an expert in psychology and human behavior.

Early Life and Educational Background

Farley was born in Edmonton, Alberta. He stayed in Canada and earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and received a Ph.D. from the Institution of Psychiatry at the University of London.

Professional Career

Farley has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (between 1966 and 1995), at the University of California-Berkeley, and at Temple University since 1995. He has also been a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Farley is also...

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Selected Bibliography

  1. Farley, F. H. (1968). Global self-ratings, the independence of questionnaire drive and anxiety, and social desirability variance. Acta Psychologica, 28, 387–397.  https://doi.org/10.1016/0001-6918(68)90027-9.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Farley, F. H. (1971). Measures of individual differences in stimulation seeking and the tendency toward variety. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 37(3), 394–396. https://doi-org.libproxy.temple.edu/10.1037/h0031949.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Farley, F. H. (1977). The stimulation-seeking motive and extraversion in adolescents and adults. Adolescence, 12(45), 65. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.libproxy.temple.edu/docview/1295858284?accountid=14270.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Farley, F. (1989, 07). Taking risks and seeking stimulation: The type T personality. USA Today, 118, 60. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.libproxy.temple.edu/docview/214606875?accountid=14270.
  5. Farley, F. (2006). The untouchables: Benefits, costs, and risks of tenure in real cases. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29(6), 574–575.  https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525x06009198.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychological Studies in EducationTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Virgil Zeigler-Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.Oakland UniversityRochesterUSA