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Alan Booth

Department Affiliation:  Sociology
Education: PhD, Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1966
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POSITION TITLE:  Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Human Development and Family Studies, and Demography


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Marital instability, Biology and social behavior, Family stress


PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE: 

1958-1959 Assistant to the Director, Office of Continuing Education, Antioch College

1961-1963 Supervisor, Communications Program, Department of Extension, University of British Columbia

1963-1966 Research Associate, Office of Adult Education, Research University of Nebraska

1966-1969 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Director, Bureau of Sociological Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1969-1971 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Director, Bureau of Sociological Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1971-1972 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1972-1974 Senior Research Officer, Ministry of State for Urban Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1974-1977 Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1977-1980 Professor and Chairperson, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1980-1984 Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1985-1988 Professor, Department of Sociology and Co-Director, Bureau of Sociological Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1988-1991 College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Bureau of Sociological Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1991-present Professor of Sociology, Human Development, and Demography; Senior Scientist, Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University


HONORS, PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND FELLOWSHIPS: 

Editor, Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1985-1991

President, Midwest Sociological Society, 1989-1990

Chair, American Sociological Association, Family Section, 1991

Pennsylvania State Faculty Scholar Award for Outstanding Achievement, 1995


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: 

Booth, A. , Johnson, D. R. , Granger, D. A. , Crouter, A. C. , & McHale, S. M. (2003). Testosterone and child and adolescent adjustment: The moderating role of parent-child relationships. Developmental Psychology, 39, 85-98.

Booth, A. , & Amato, P. R. (2001). Parental predivorce relations and offspring postdivorce well-being. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 63, 197-212.

Booth, A. , Carver, K. , & Granger, D. A. (2000). Biosocial perspectives on the family. Journal of Marriage & the Family, 62, 1018-1034.

Booth, A. , & Edwards, J. N. (1992). Starting over: Why remarriages are more unstable. Journal of Family Issues, 13, 179-194.


 

 

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