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Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Cornell University.

John Harding received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard in 1943. In 1942 he held a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship at the Princeton University Office of Public Opinion Research. During W.W.II he served as a research psychologist with the U.S. Army Air Forces. From 1946-1952 he carried out research on methods combatting prejudice and discrimination for the Commission on Community Interrelations of the American Jewish Congress, which was founded by Kurt Lewin and from 1952-1953 he was employed on a test development project at New York University's Research Center for Human Relations. In 1953 Harding came to Cornell University in the Dept. of Child Development and Family Relationships and was associated with the Cornell Program in Social Psychiatry. His research was in the areas of intergroup relations and mental health. He was a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Society for Research in Child Development. Harding retired from Cornell in 1989.