Armenian-Americans in the Behavioral Sciences


  • Harold TAKOOSHIAN Psychology and Urban Studies



Armenians, behavioural science, history


How much are U.S. Armenians involved in psychology and the behavioural sciences? This three-part review details: (1) The origin of the Armenian Behavioral Science Association (ABSA) on 31 August 1987 in New York City. (2) Some highlights of U.S. Armenians involved in the behavioural sciences in general, and psychology in particular. (3) In conclusion, the value of a cross-national census of indigenous Armenian behavioural scientists.

Author Biography

Harold TAKOOSHIAN, Psychology and Urban Studies

Professor of Psychology and Urban Studies. Director of the Organizational Leadership Program


Poghosian, G., Kalayjian, A., & Takooshian, H. (Eds.) (1991). Directory of Sociologists in the Republic of Armenia. New York: ABSA.

Takooshian, H. (1987a). Armenian Behavioral Science Association inaugural meeting [A 90-minute DVD]

Takooshian, H. (1987b). A census of psychologists in the Republic of Armenia, 1987. [A 90-minute DVD]

Takooshian, H. (2019). Invited address: The Armenian Behavioral Science Association, 30 years later. Pages 353-355 in H. Avannesyan (Ed.), Proceedings of the conference on 100 years of psychological science at Yerevan State University.

Toth, V.A. (1987, August 31). Armenian Behavioral Science Association inaugural reception. [A 90-minute DVD]

Vardanian, G., Takooshian, H., & Karakashian, M.A. (Eds.). (1991). Directory of Psychologists in the Republic of Armenia. (2 ed.). New York: ABSA.




How to Cite

TAKOOSHIAN, H. (2020). Armenian-Americans in the Behavioral Sciences. Main Issues Of Pedagogy And Psychology, 18(2), 7-10.