Hebb, Donald (1904–1985)
Professor, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (1932–1942)
Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (1947–1972)
Professor Emeritus, McGill University, Montreal, Ontario (1972–1980)
Professor Emeritus, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1980–1985)
Major Honors and Awards
Hebb was a longstanding member of both the American Psychology Association (APA) and Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). In 1960, he was the first non-American to be elected President of the APA. The Donald O. Hebb Award, so named in his honor, is awarded to Canadians who have made distinguished contributions to the sciences. Hebb was the first recipient of this award in 1980.
Landmark Clinical, Scientific, and Professional Contributions
A relative late-comer to psychology, Hebb graduated cum laude from McGill University in 1932 with a Master’s degree in psychology. His thesis was entitled Conditioned and Unconditioned Reflexes and Inhibition. Four years later in 1936, under...
References and Readings
- Hebb, D. O. (1949). The organisation of behaviour. New York: John Wiley.Google Scholar
- Hebb, D. O. (1958). Alice in Wonderland or psychology among the biological sciences. In H. F. Harlow & C. N. Woolsey (Eds.), Biological and biochemical bases of behaviour. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.Google Scholar
- Hebb, D. O. (2002). The organization of behavior: A neuropsychological theory. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum.Google Scholar