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Jonh Wesley Mayhew Whiting (June 12 1908 Chilmark, Massachusetts — May 13 1999, Chilmark, Massachusetts) was an American sociologist and anthropologist, specializing in child development.[1][2]

In 1973, the American Psychological Association honored him with the G. Stanley Hall Award for Distinguished Contributions to Developmental Psychology. Whiting was elected the first President of the Society for Psychologcal Anthropology in 1978. In 1982, John and his wife, Beatrice Whiting, won the American Anthropological Association's Distinguished Service Award. In 1989, they received the Society's first Career Contribution Award.[1][2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 John Wesley Mayhew Whiting biographical sketch at the Minnesota State University website
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.W.M. Whiting obituary, Harvard University Gazette, 20 May 1999
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