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Former Wundt/James award winner Dr. Jean Pettifor deceased at age of 93.

9 Nov 2015

Former EFPA/APF Wundt-James Award winner Dr. Jean Pettifor (University of Calgary/Canada) passed away at the age of 93 years on November 8, 2015.


In 2013 during the European Congress of Psychology in Stockholm/Sweden she received the Wilhelm Wundt-William James award, which was donated for the 6th time by a cooperation between the late Ray Fowler from the American Psychological Foundation APF and the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations EFPA.

Dr. Jean Pettifor (1922) was adjunct professor at the University of Calgary, Canada. She was recognized as an outstanding leader and visionary in the field of psychology in North America and Europe, as well as in other parts of the world. She was highly respected for her integrated view of global social justice, ethics, and leadership, and for the framework she has provided for professional ethics in the era of globalization.

Dr. Pettifor has had a profound impact on psychology worldwide, particular in the realm of ethical and professional standards. She has played an essential role in the development of the Canadian Ethics Code and of national ethics codes of various other countries. She had a major influence on the development of EFPA Meta-Code of Ethics and the International Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists. She has written prolifically on ethics and globalization, and inspired many psychologists – scholarly and professionally – in their contributions to the advancement of psychology.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Pettifor has contributed presentations at international conferences (ECP, ICP, ICAP, and others). In these presentations, she was involved in bringing psychologists from different countries together to find the commonalities in values across cultures.

The EFPA Executive Council expresses heartfelt condolences to the family and friends.




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