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Jan Strelau

Jan Strelau, Polish psychologist educator. Recipient Award for Distinguished Achievement in Research, Polish Psychological Association, 1966, Humboldt Research award for Foreign Academics, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 1990, Max Planck Research award for International Outstanding Research Achievements, 1992, New Europe prize for Higher Education and Research, 1997.


  • Strelau, Jan was born on May 30, 1931 in Gdansk, Poland. Son of Arno and Hildegarde (Hallmann) Strelau.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, University Warsaw, Poland, 1958; Doctor of Philosophy, University Warsaw, Poland, 1963; Habilitation, University Warsaw, Poland, 1968; Doctor of Science (honorary), University Gdansk, 1996.


    • Assistant professor University Warsaw, Poland, 1963-1968, associate professor Poland, 1968-1976, full professor Poland, 1976-1982, senior professor Poland, since 1982. Head department of individual differences University Warsaw, since 1968, director Institute of Psychology, 1978-1981.


    • Author: (book) Temperament and Type of Nervous System, 1969, Temperament, Personality, Activity, 1983, On Human Intelligence, 1987, Temperament: A Psychological Perspective, 1998.


    President Committee for Psychological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 1981-1993, president European Association for Personality Psychology, 1984-1988, International Society for Study of Individual Differences, 1993-1995. Member Polish Academy of Sciences, Academia Europaea, Polish Psychological Association (honorary member, secretary general 1964-1967), Finnish Academy of Sciences (correspondent).



    Skiing, wind surfing.


    • Married Krystyna Mazur, August 26, 1957. Children: Krystyna, Monika.
    • child: Krystyna Strelau
    • child: Monika Strelau
    • mother: Hildegarde (Hallmann) Strelau
    • spouse: Krystyna Mazur
    • father: Arno
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    Born March 30, 1931
    • 1958
      University Warsaw
    • 1963
      University Warsaw
    • 1968
      University Warsaw
    • 1996
      University Gdañsk
    • 1963 - 1968
      Assistant, professor University Warsaw