Frank Farley

Speech title:
T Behavior: The Thrilling, Risky Life


Frank Farley, Ph.D.,is L.H.Carnell Professor of Psychological Studies in Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. He was born and raised in Canada. Prior to his professorship at Temple University he was a professor at University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and has been a visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley, California, and visiting scholar at Stanford University, Stanford, California.

Dr. Farley received his Ph.D from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London,UK, and B.A and M.A degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. He has published in several areas of psychology including personality, motivation, thrill-seeking/risk-taking, crime, heroism, education, media psychology and technology, more. He is interviewed frequently by the media on psychological matters, with several dozen engagements yearly. 

Dr. Farley  has been a leader in the profession of psychology and education particularly in the USA, having been President of the following professional and scholarly societies: American Psychological Association (APA); American Educational Research Association (AERA); Society for General Psychology; Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science: Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts; Division of Educational Psychology (APA); Society for Humanistic Psychology; Society for Media Psychology and Technology; Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence; Division of International Psychology (APA); Midwestern Educational Research Association; International Facet Theory Association; International Council of Psychologists.

He is a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology; APA; AERA; Canadian Psychological Association; American Association for the Advancement of Science; New York Academy of Sciences; Association for Psychological Science; Psychonomic Society; Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; Midwestern Psychological Association; Eastern Psychological Association; more.

He is a Consulting Editor for several publications, including: Journal of Popular Media Culture; Spirituality in Clinical Practice, The Humanistic Psychologist; The Amplifier Magazine; and was Founding Editor of the APA/Division of Educational Psychology journal The Educational Psychologist.