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Bem Allen

Bem Allen

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Bem P. Allen, Jr., Ph.D. has conducted research in personality-social psychology as well as distance perception and memory. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Personality Assessment, and recipient of the 2001 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award. Professor Allen has also received the Western Illinois University Award for Excellence in Diversity and Multicultural Programing, Sigma Xi (1976) and College of Arts and Sciences Researcher of the Year (1990). He was Appointed Consulting Editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality and Individual Differences Section (journal of the APA) effective January, 1, 1989; reappointed for 1990-91 and has served as reviewer for many personality and social psychology journals. His new book, TIME TRAVELERS: Back To New York City at the End of the Roaring Twenties is available at (also at or

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • False Memory
  • Group Diversity
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Personality
  • Personality and Adjustment
  • Social Psychology

Bem Allen
Department of Psychology
Western Illinois University
One University Circle, Waggoner Hall 100
Macomb, Illinois 61455
United States

  • Phone: (309) 278-5165

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