FABBS Honors the Memory of Irving Gottesman
June 29, 2018
IRVING I. GOTTESMAN
COLLEAGUE, MENTOR, FRIEND
29 December 1930 – 29 June 2016
Professor Irving I. Gottesman—fondly known to friends and colleagues as Irv—enjoyed an extraordinary career that coupled careful empirical analysis with novel and incisive conceptual thinking. Looking to the data and not bound by extant views of behavior, his work upended the view that prevailed at the beginning of his career, which held that variation in behavior exclusively reflected the effects of the environment. Indeed, Gottesman profoundly changed thinking about psychopathology and about the sources of variation in behavior more broadly.
Read more on Dr. Gottesman’s honoree page.