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Dr. Theodore Millon

Theodore Millon, PhD, DSc,(1928-2014) received his PhD from the University of Connecticut in 1954. Renowned for his APA-award winning work, Dr. Millon’s evolutionary theory of personality and psychopathology led to the development of multiple widely-used measures that help to define how scientists and psychologists identify and think about personality disorders today. Dr. Millon was the founding editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders and the inaugural president of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders.

He held full professor roles at Harvard Medical School, the University of Illinois, and the University of Miami. Principal author of the Millon® Inventories, Dr. Millon has written or edited more than 30 books, including The Millon Inventories: A Practitioner’s Guide to Personalized Clinical Assessment (2nd Edition), Personality-Guided Therapy, The Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology (2nd Edition), Contemporary Directions in Psychopathology (2nd Edition) and a 3-book series subtitled A Personalized Psychotherapy Approach. Most recently, he completed the third edition of Disorders of Personality. Dr. Millon contributed more than 250 chapters and articles to numerous books and journals in the field over his lifetime. In the past decade, he received psychology’s three highest commendations, the APA Presidential Citation, APA’s distinguished Professional Contribution to Research, and APF’s Gold Lifetime Achievement Award.

To learn more about the life of Dr. Millon, we invite you to read his biography.

In Dr. Millon’s honor, The American Psychological Foundation awards an outstanding early or mid-career psychologist engaged in advancing the science of personality psychology including the areas of personality, personality theory, personality disorders and personality measurement.

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