René V. Dawis

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René V. Dawis
Born René V. Dawis
Citizenship American
Fields Differential psychology,
Counseling psychology
Institutions University of the Philippines,
University of Minnesota
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Notable awards Leona Tyler Award (1999)

René V. Dawis (born 1928) is an American psychology professor. He taught at University of Minnesota and is currently an emeritus professor. His work focused on individual differences, work adjustment, and human potential.

Dawis received his MA in 1955 and his PhD in 1956.

At the University of Minnesota he was director of the Counseling Psychology Program from 1975 to 1985.

In 1995, he was a signatory of a collective statement in response to The Bell Curve titled "Mainstream Science on Intelligence", written by Intelligence editor Linda Gottfredson and published in the Wall Street Journal. [1]

He was a principal investigator into several projects at the Industrial Relations Center at the Carlson School of Management.


  • Dawis RV (1989). Psychology: Human relations and work adjustment. Gregg Division, McGraw-Hill; 7th ed edition ISBN 0-07-022546-X.
  • Lubinski D, et al. (1995). Assessing Individual Differences in Human Behavior: New Concepts, Methods, and Findings. Davies-Black Publishing; 1st edition. ISBN 0-89106-072-3.
  • Dawis RV (1984). A psychological theory of work adjustment: An individual-differences model and its applications. University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 0-8166-1316-8.
  • Dawis RV et al. (1988). Psychology: Behavior, Motivation, and Work Adjustment. Paradigm Publishing 7th edition. ISBN 1-56118-477-2.
  • Fruehling RT, Dawis RV (1995). Psychology: Realizing Human Potential. Paradigm Publishing. ISBN 1-56118-342-3.
  • Lofquist LH, Dawis RV (1991). Essentials of Person-Environment-Correspondence Counseling. University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 0-8166-1889-5.


  1. Gottfredson, Linda (December 13, 1994). Mainstream Science on Intelligence. Wall Street Journal, p A18.