Jack Meacham, Ph.D

1972-2006 Psychology State University of New York, Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States 
Developmental psychology
"Jack Meacham"

Aka John. Initiated the experimental study of "prospective memory," remembering to carry out planned or intended actions at the appropriate time (Meacham & Leiman, 1975, 1982; Meacham, 1988). Age changes in wisdom (1983, 1990); wisdom is holding the attitude that knowledge is fallible and striving for balance between knowing and doubting. Diversity and multiculturalism in higher education (1993, 1996, 2003). Strengthening undergraduate education (2002, 2006, 2008). Faculty development (1997, 2001). Developmental theory (2004, 2015).Teaching about Islam (2007, 2009, 2015). Book: "Talking Sense about Politics: How to Overcome Political Polarization in Your Next Conversation" (2017); four distinct perspectives underlie how we respond to political issues. Retired, living in Eugene, Oregon.


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Gordon H. Bower research assistant 1965-1966 Stanford
John Hagen grad student 1966-1967 University of Michigan
 (Master's thesis chair)
J. David Birch grad student 1969-1972 University of Michigan (Neurotree)
 (Dissertation chair)
Klaus F. Riegel grad student 1969-1972 University of Michigan
Hans G. Furth research scientist Catholic University


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Burt Leiman research assistant 1974-1975 SUNY Buffalo
John Colombo research assistant 1975-1977 SUNY Buffalo (Neurotree)
Paul Duberstein grad student SUNY Buffalo
Nancy Cooney Emont grad student SUNY Buffalo
Ronald J. Iannotti grad student SUNY Buffalo (Neurotree)
Ann Keller grad student SUNY Buffalo
Arnold Kozak grad student SUNY Buffalo
Corinne Lindquist grad student SUNY Buffalo
Jeffrey M Singer grad student SUNY Buffalo
Nicholas R. Santilli grad student 1980-1982 Catholic University
Marie-Cecile O. Tidwell grad student 2000 SUNY Buffalo
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Meacham JA. (2017) Talking sense about politics: How to overcome political polarization in your next conversation.
Meacham J. (2015) Islam is essential for general education Journal of General Education. 64: 56-64
Meacham JA. (2015) Metaphors for understanding children and their role in culture. In G. Coskunsu (Ed.), the Archaeological Study of Childhood: Interdisciplinary Perspectives On An Archaeological Enigma. 149-164
Meacham JA. (2009) Effective teaching to counter misinformation and negative stereotypes: The example of Islam. Peer Review. 11: 13-16
Meacham J. (2008) What's the use of a mission statement? Academe. 94: 21-24
Meacham JA. (2003) Action, voice, and identity in children's lives Rethinking Childhood. 2147483647: 69-84
Meacham J. (1999) Riegel, dialectics, and multiculturalism Human Development. 42: 134-144
Meacham JA. (1999) Connecting Life-Course Challenges of Caring with the College Curriculum Journal of Adult Development. 6: 153-161
Meacham J. (1996) Mind, Society, and Racism Human Development. 39: 301-306
Meacham JA. (1994) Identity, community, and prejudice Journal of Adult Development. 1: 169-180
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