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Marvin Zuckerman (March 21, 1928 – November 8, 2018) was an American psychologist and writer. He was born in Chicago. Zuckerman was Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Delaware.[1] Zuckerman was best known for his research into the psychobiological basis of human personality,[2][3] sensory deprivation,[4][5] mood state measurement,[6][7] and sensation seeking.[8][9][10]

Zuckerman died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from cardiac arrest on November 8, 2018 at the age of 90.[11]


  1. "Simons, R.F.". 
  2. Zuckerman, M. (2011). Personality Science: Three Approaches and Their Applications to the Causes and Treatment of Depression. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  3. Zuckerman, M. (2002). Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire (ZKPQ) An alternative five-factorial model. In B. DeRaad & M. Perugini (Eds.), Big Five Assessment (pp. 377-396). Seattle, WA: Hogrefe & Huber.
  4. Zuckerman, M., & Cohen, N. (1964). Sources of reports of visual and auditory sensations in perceptual isolation experiments. Psychological Bulletin, 62, 1–20.
  5. Zuckerman, M., Persky, H., Miller, L., & Levine, B. (1970). Sensory deprivation versus sensory variation. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 76, 76 –82.
  6. Zuckerman. M., Lubin, B., & Rinck, C. M. (1983). Construction of new scales for the Multiple Affect Adjective Check List. Journal of Behavioral Assessment, 5, 119-129.
  7. Zuckerman, M. et al. (1986). Discriminant validity of the Multiple Affect Adjective Check List-Revised. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 8, 119-128.
  8. Zuckerman, M. (1990). The psychophysiology of sensation seeing. Journal of Personality, 58, 313-345.
  9. Sensation Seeking (Psychology Revivals): Beyond the Optimal Level of Arousal. 
  10. Zuckerman, M. (2008). Personality and sensation seeking. In Boyle, G.J., Matthews, G., & Saklofske, D.H. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Vol. 1 - Personality Theories and Models (pp. 379–398). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE.

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  11. In memoriam: Marvin Zuckerman

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