Bernard Wiener (1935- )
Bernard Wiener attended the University of Chicago from 1952-1955 where he received his B.A. He immediately began working on his M.B.A. at the University of Chicago, and graduated in 1957. In 1959 he began his doctoral program in cognitive psychology at the University of Michigan, he graduated in 1963. He has two honorary doctor’s degrees from the University of Turku, Finland, 2000 and the University of Bielefeld, Germany, 1991.
His research interest include attribution, emotion, helping with pro-social behavior, interpersonal processes, judgment and decision making, motivation and goal setting, psychology and law, and social cognition. He is famous for writing an attribution theory that elucidates the emotional and motivational details of academic success and failure. This theory is Bernard’s major accomplishment in the academic field and has written many books and chapters about achievement attribution. His research started a trend in educational psychology research and is still being used.
Wiener is currently a distinguished professor at UCLA and still teaches. Through the years the classes he most commonly taught are attribution theory and human motivation. Personally he has son, Mark Wiener, who is a professor of law at Rutgers School of Law-Newark and a daughter, Miina Juvonen, who recently won a tennis league. Wiener enjoys the beach and playing beach tennis with Miina. He also updates his Wikepedia page himself.