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Florence L. Denmark was an American psychologist. She was born in Philadelphia.

She has been the Robert Scott Pace Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Pace University She was previously the Thomas Hunter Professor of Psychology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.

She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in social psychology. and she was the first woman in there to graduate with two majors honors--in both psychology and history.

Prof Denmark's helped develop the field of the psychology of women, and her most significant research has emphasized women's leadership and leadership styles, the interaction of status and gender, women in cross-cultural perspective, women and aging, and the contributions of women to psychology.

Preceded by:
Nicholas A. Cummings
Florence L. Denmark elected APA President
Succeeded by:
John J. Conger

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  • Denmark, F. L. (1988). Florence L. Denmark. In A. N. O’Connell & N. F. Russo (Eds.), Models of achievement: Reflections of eminent women in psychology, vol, 2 (pp. 281-293). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Paludi, M. A. & Russo, N. F. (1990). Florence L. Denmark (1931- ). In A. N. O’Connell & N. F. Russo (Eds.), Women in psychology: A bio-bibliographic resource (pp. 75-87). New York: Greenwood Press.

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