At the age of 88, Doug died in Lewisburg, Pa., April 16, 2023.
Doug was born in Long Beach, Calif. He did his undergraduate work at Pomona College and earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton in 1959. After a postdoctoral year at the University of Virginia, Doug joined the faculty at Bucknell, where he remained all his teaching life. Doug established a degree program in animal behavior and one in environmental science. The animal-behavior laboratories built by Bucknell in 1968 gave Doug an opportunity to work in indoor-outdoor facilities with socially housed animals to study primate behavior.
Doug’s books included Psychology: The Experimental Approach, Archeopsychology and the Modern Mind, and Feral Children and Clever Animals. The latter led to a 10-year TV career in which Doug interviewed and commented on presumed feral children, primate behavior, and animal rights. Programs included a BBC production on the history of human obligations toward animals.
After retiring from teaching, Doug edited the Review of General Psychology from 2002 and 2014 and was a frequent author of commissioned book reviews.
Predeceased by his wife, Mary Elizabeth, Doug is survived by sons Kevin and Christopher and three granddaughters.
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