George Chester Stone (1924-2013)

Am Psychol. 2014 Jul-Aug;69(5):548. doi: 10.1037/a0036045.


George Chester Stone was born February 21, 1924, and died on July 13, 2013. A quiet revolutionary, George was a founder of the field of health psychology. George played critical roles conceptualizing the field of health psychology, charting its bounds and potential, promulgating guidelines for training, founding the first doctoral program in health psychology, editing influential volumes defining the new field, launching the flagship journal for the field, and establishing a home for the field within APA. He was able to accomplish all this through his talent for working collaboratively.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Behavioral Medicine / history*
  • California
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans

Personal name as subject

  • George Chester Stone