John K. Bare
John K. Bare, emeritus professor of psychology at Carleton College, died Feb. 12, 2001. He was 83.
Bare earned his bachelor's degree from Oberlin College in 1940 and received his master's degree and PhD from Brown University. He married Lota Brandt in 1944, and served in the United States Army from 1942-46. He began his teaching career in 1947 as an instructor at Brown University, where he stayed until 1949, and taught as an assistant professor and associate professor at the College of William and Mary until 1958.
Bare went to Carleton as a professor of psychology in 1958, served as chair of the department from 1958-70 and 1977-78, and taught until his retirement in 1983. In 1972, Bare was named president of the American Psychological Association (APA) division of the teaching of psychology. He took a leave of absence from Carleton from 1974-77 to direct the Human Behavior Curriculum Project for the APA. The project developed the first high school psychology textbook.
The John K. Bare Prize in Psychology was established in 1983 by Bare's students, colleagues, friends, and family for his many contributions to his students, the department of psychology, and to psychology teaching in America. This prize is awarded annually to a member of the Carleton senior class who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of psychology.
(courtesy of Carleton College)