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Rokeach, Milton (1918–1988)

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Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0803

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Staff 2010. Rokeach, Milton (1918–1988). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Milton Rokeach was born in Hrubishow, Poland, in 1918, and moved with his family to Brooklyn when he was seven years old. He graduated from Brooklyn College in 1941. He enrolled in the fledgling social psychology program at Berkeley in 1941, but his studies were interrupted by a stint (1942–1945) in the Air Force Aviation Psychology Program. He returned to Berkeley in 1946 and received his Ph.D. in 1947. From 1947 to 1970 he was a member of the Michigan State University Psychology faculty. He joined the faculty at the University of Western Ontario from 1970 to 1972, and he then moved to Washington State University where he worked in sociology and psychology from 1972 to 1986. He joined the faculty at the University of Southern California in 1986. Rokeach received the Kurt Lewin Memorial Award from the American Psychological Association in 1984 and the Harold Lasswell Award from the International Society of Political Psychology in 1988.


  • attitudes;
  • belief systems;
  • discrimination;
  • social psychology;
  • values