David L. Krantz

Professor of Psychology, Emeritus


BA Brooklyn College (1957)
MA Northwestern University (1959)
PhD Northwestern University (1961)

Professional Experience And Awards

Assistant and Associate Professor, Lake Forest College (1963-1971)
Professor of Psychology, Lake Forest College (1972-present)
Instructor, National Science Foundation Summer Institute in the History of Psychology (1968)
Visiting Lecturer, University of Amsterdam (1968)
Visiting Professor, University of Nairobi (1973)
Visiting Professor, McMaster and York Universities (1981)
Visiting Professor, York University and University of Toronto (1982, 1983, 1985)
Visiting Professor, University of Chicago (1984)
Visiting Professor, University of Ghent, Belgium (1990)
Senior Fulbright Professor, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia (1993)
Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley (1997-1998)
Visiting International Scholar, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2004)
Visiting Professor, Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa

Professional Activities

Sigma Xi
Fellow, Division 26, American Psychological Association
Consulting Editor, Contemporary Psychology (1971-78)
President Elect, Division 26, American Psychological Association (1976)
Consulting Editor, PsycCRITIQUES (2005 -)

Research Experience

National Science Foundation, Science Faculty Fellow: History and Philosophy of Science, Princeton and Yale Universities (1965),  (Thomas Kuhn, Derek Price, directors)
Director, American Psychological Association Project on ScientificInformation Exchange, “Scientific Communication Patterns in European Psychology, (1967-69)
Research Fellow, Institute for Development Studies, Nairobi, Kenya (1973)
Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA (1977-78)
Consultant, PLAN Development Project, Indonesia (1993)
Research Fellow, National Research Foundation, Indigenous Knowledge. South Africa (2004)


Goldstein, H., Krantz, D. L. and Rains, J. (eds.) Controversial Issues in Learning. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts (1966)

Krantz, D. L. (ed.) Schools of Psychology: A symposium in the History of Psychology. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts (1969)

Krantz, D. L. Radical Career Change. New York: Free Press (1978)

Journal Articles And Chapters (Selection)

Krantz, D. L., Do you know what your neighbors are doing? International Journal of Psychology (1970), 5, 221-226

Krantz, D. L., Changing faces of European psychology, International Journal of Psychology (1971) 6, 179-184

Krantz, D. L., The separate worlds of operant and non-operantpsychology. Journal of Applied Behavioral Analysis (1971) 4, 61-70

Krantz, D. L., and Wiggins, L., Personal and impersonal channels of recruitment in the growth of psychological theory. Human Development (1973) 16, 133-156

Krantz, D. L., and Bacon, P. On being a nave questioner. Human  Development, (1977), 20, 141-159

Freeman, J. and Krantz, D. L., The unfulfilled promise of life histories. Biography (1980) 3, 1-13

Cherniss, C. and Krantz, D. L. The ideological community as an antidote to burnout in the human services. In B. A. Forder (ed.) Stress and burnout in the human service professions,New York: Pergamon (1983)

Krantz, D. L. Psychology’s search for unity. New Directions in Psychology (1987) 5, 329-339

Krantz, D. L. Anti-psychiatric film in the new age. Readings (1988) 3, 16-19

Krantz, D. L. Interview concerning Krantz’s philosophy of psychology and methodology.New Directions in Psychology (1991)

Krantz, D. L. Sustaining-vs-resolving the quantitative-qualitative debate.Evaluation and Program Planning (1995) 18, 89-96

Krantz, D. L. Taming chance. Psychological Inquiry (1998) 9, 182-194.

Krantz, D. L. Chance’s continuing challenge. Psychological Inquiry (1999) 9, 116-117

Krantz, D. L. Redefining history of a psychology’s borders. History of Psychology (May, 2001)

Krantz, D.L. ‘Great Man” History Revisited. PsycCRITIQUES, (2004)

Krantz, D.L. Beware-the machines are in charge. PsycCRITIQUES. (2004)

Krantz, D.L. Psychology’s identity and Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions. PsycCRITIQUES, (2005)

Krantz, D.L. Documentaries and the creation of reality. PsycCRITIQUES. (in press)

Krantz, D.L. Searching for life’s meaning in local bookstores. Journal of Popular Culture. August,  2006

Krantz, D.L. A holy marriage: The case of rational mysticism. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. (in press)

Krantz, David L. Hull’s Principles of Behavior and Psychology’s Unity. PsycCRITIQUES. Vol 50 (37), 2005

Krantz, David L. Retrospection: What Hope for Mankind? PsycCRITIQUES. Vol 50 (45), 2005

Krantz, David L. Parenting: Psychological Knowledge and the Public. PsycCRITIQUES. Vol 51 (36), 2006

Krantz, David L. (Two additional review essays in Psych. Critiques, one on Dr. Strangelove, the other on Annie Hall will appear shortly in Psych. Critiques.