Cattell, 92, a leader
in the field of psychology
B. Cattell, 92, internationally known psychologist who moved
to Hawaii in 1972 and had part-time appointments at the University
of Hawaii and later the Forrest Institute of Psychology at Kaneohe,
died Monday at his Hawaii Kai home.
called one of the worlds leading psychologists, he was
in line for a lifetime achievement award from the American Psychological
Association last summer. The award was postponed after protests
that some of his writings were racist.
association was to appoint a panel of scientists to further
advise whether to give Cattell the award.
who had specialized in intelligence measurement and personality
theory, was accused of being committed to fascist and eugenics
causes aimed at improving the human race through emphasis on
heredity in mating.
said his views had evolved over the years and that he now believed
in such mating philosophy only on a voluntary basis.
was born at Devon, England, and grew up there. After studies
at the University of London, he worked as a clinical psychologist
in England. He came to the United States in 1937, teaching at
Columbia University, Clark University and Harvard. In World
War II, he developed psychological tests for the military.
was appointed distinguished research professor of psychology
at the University of Illinois in 1946. After retirement from
Illinois, he spent several years in Colorado before moving to
is survived by wife Heather; sons Hereward and Roderic; daughters
Mary, Heather and Elaine; stepson Gary Shields; stepdaughters
Heather Phelps; brother Stanley; and seven grandchildren. Services:
11 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrews Cathedral. Call after
10:30. Burial: 2 p.m. in Valley of the Temples.
1998 Honolulu Star-Bulletin