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Henry Biller

Henry Biller

Professor Emeritus

Clinical Psychology

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Educational Background

Ph.D., 1967, Duke University
B.A., 1962, Brown University

Research Interests

Role of the father, the father/mother relationship and the two-parent advantage in child, adult and family development. Gender, body-type, physical fitness, self-esteem and sex role development issues, the centrality of hope in coping with the vicissitudes of life.

Professional Interests

Parent and family life education and prevention of psychological problems related to paternal deprivation and child maltreatment; family therapy and consultation with regard to issues of child custody and visitation, encouraging helping professionals to take better care of themselves and integrating a concern about fitness into their work with clients.

Honors and Awards

APA Fellow
APS Fellow

Selected Publications

The Power of Hope: Overcoming Your Most Daunting Life Difficulties (with A. Scioli, Health Communications, 2010)

Hope in The Age of Anxiety: A Guide for Understanding and Strengthening Our Most Important Virtue (with A. Scioli, Oxford University Press, 2009)

Creative Fitness: Applying Health Psychology and Exercise Science to Everyday Life (Greenwood/Praeger, 2002)

The Father Factor (with R. J. Trotter, Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster, 1994)

Fathers and Families: Paternal Factors in Child Development Greenwood/Praeger, 1993)

Stature and Stigma (with L. F. Martel, Lexington Books, D. C. Heath, 1987)

Child Maltreatment and Paternal Deprivation (with R. S. Solomon, Lexington Books, D.C. Heath, 1986)

Parental Death and Psychological Development (with E. B. Berlinsky, Lexington Books, D.C. Heath, 1982)

The Other Helpers (with M. Gershon, Lexington Books, D.C. Heath, 1977)

Father Power (with D.L. Meredith, McKay Publishing, 1974; Paperback Edition, Doubleday, 1975)

Paternal Deprivation (Lexington Books, D.C. Heath, 1974)

Father, Child and Sex Role (Lexington Books, D.C. Heath, 1971)