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Arthur W. Melton
Regents' Proceedings 270

A. W. Melton, Professor of Psychology, retires from the Retirement University after an illustrious career marked by distinguished contributions to science and to the university community. Having joined the faculty in Professor Melton, who had conceived the possibility of a Human Performance Center at the University, played a central role in its creation and served with distinction as its Director. Under his aegis the work of the Center caught national attention, adding visibility to the research contributions of the University in a key area of investigation.

Professor Melton has long been regarded as one of the deans of experimental psychology, having been elected President of the Division of Experimental Psychology of the American Psychological Association as well as President of its Society of Engineering Psychologists. He served as Chairman of the APA Board of Scientific Affairs and the Association's Council of Editors and member of the APA Board of Directors. One of the roles in which he was best known was that of Editor of the prestigious Journal of Experimental Psychology, where for 12 years he set standards of excellence for the field of psychology. His election to the National Academy of Sciences capped a brilliant career as scientist and teacher.

The Regents are pleased to name Arthur W. Melton Professor Emeritus of Psychology.