Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
DAVID BALLIN KLEIN
David Ballin Klein, professor of psychology, was born on April 15, 1897, in New York City. He received a bachelor's degree from the College of the City of New York in 1918. He earned master's and doctoral degrees from Columbia University in 1921 and 1930, respectively.
Professor Klein joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1923 and taught until 1948, when he resigned.
Professor Klein authored numerous works, including Psychology: Its Methods and Principles (1926), Mental Hygiene: The Psychology of Personal Adjustment (1944), Abnormal Psychology: A Revision of Edmund S. Conklin's Principles of Abnormal Psychology (1951), and A History of Scientific Psychology: Its Origins and Philosophical Backgrounds (1970). He also served on the executive committee of the Mental Hygiene Society and was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 18, 2001.