Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Reitan, Ralph (1922–)

  • Aaron N. JuniEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_651

Major Appointments

  • Professor and Director of Neuropsychology (Indiana University Medical Center, Bloomington, Indiana, 1951–1970)

  • Professor of Psychology and Neurological Surgery (University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1970–1977)

  • Professor of Psychology (University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1977–1986)

  • President (Reitan Neuropsychology Laboratory, 1968–2014)

Major Honors and Awards

  • Reitan was active in many national and international professional societies over the course of his career. He was nominated as a fellow by the National Academy of Neuropsychology and five divisions of the American Psychological Association: Division 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology), Division 7 (Developmental Psychology), Division 12 (Clinical Psychology), Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging), and Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology). Reitan was also the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including:
    • Gordon Barrows Memorial Award (1965)

    • First Distinguished Lifetime...

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References and Readings

  1. Deluca, J. (1996). Reflections on Ward Halstead, Ph.D.: An interview with Ralph M. Reitan, Ph.D. Division of Clinical Neuropsychology Newsletter, 40, 14(2), 12–13.Google Scholar
  2. Halstead, W. C. (1947). Brain and intelligence: A quantitative study of the frontal lobes. Chicago: University of Chicago press.Google Scholar
  3. Reed, J. (1985). The contributions of Ward Halstead, Ralph Reitan and their associates. International Journal of Neuroscience, 25, 289–293.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Reitan, R. M. (1955). An investigation of the validity of Halstead’s measures of biological intelligence. Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, 73, 28–35.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Reitan, R. M. (1994). Ward Halstead’s contributions to neuropsychology and the Halstead-Reitan neuropsychological test battery. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50(1), 47–70.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Reitan, R. M. (2002). The best laid plans – and the vagaries of circumstantial events. In A. Y. Stringer, E. L. Cooley, & A.-L. Christensen (Eds.), Pathways to prominence in neuropsychology: Reflections of twentieth-century pioneers (pp. 223–238). New York: Psychology Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neuropsychology Center of Maryland, LLCOwings MillsUSA