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UWE P. GIELEN is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Executive Director of the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology at St. Francis College, New York City. He holds a MA in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a PhD in Social Psychology from Harvard University.

Dr. Gielen taught at the City University of New York from 1973 until 1980, served as Chairman of the Psychology Department of St. Francis College from 1980 until 1990, and taught at St. Francis College from 1980 to 2012. He has also taught at Shanghai Normal University, China, Padua University, Italy, Montfort College, India, Fordham University, New York, and has lectured in 33 countries. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Eastern Psychological Association. In addition, he has served as president of the International Council of Psychologists, the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, and the International Division of the American Psychological Association. He is the recipient of the Kurt Lewin Award and the Wilhelm Wundt Award, both from the New York State Psychological Association, the Helmut E. Adler Distinguished Address Award from the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Distinguished International Psychologist Award from APA’s International Psychology Division.

Dr. Gielen’s main areas of research include Chinese American immigrant youth, international family psychology, moral development, and international and cross-cultural psychology. He is editor/co-editor/co-author of 9 special journal issues and 19 books, including The Kohlberg Legacy for the Helping Professions (published in four languages), Psychology in International Perspective: 50 years of the International Council of Psychologists, Cross-Cultural Topics in Psychology (in its 2nd edition), Advancing Psychology and its Applications: International Perspectives, The Family and Family Therapy in International Perspective, Psychology in the Arab Countries (published in Arabic and English), International Approaches to the Family and Family Therapy, International Perspectives on Human Development, It’s All About Relationships,  Migration: Immigration and Emigration in International Perspective, Families in Global Perspective, Handbook of Culture, Therapy, and Healing, Childhood and Adolescence: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Applications, Toward a Global Psychology: Theory, Research, Intervention, and Pedagogy, Principles of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy; Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context; and The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century (in press).   He has served as editor of World Psychology, as well as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Group Tensions. He has also served as chair, co-chair, and steering committee member of several international psychology conferences that have taken place in Portugal, Indonesia, Italy, and the U.S.A.

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