Remembering Alumnus and Emeritus Professor Auke Tellegen

Auke Tellegen

On March 11, 2024, the world lost a brilliant mind and a remarkable soul. Auke Tellegen, psychologist, and esteemed professor, passed away peacefully in his home, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to shape the field of psychology for generations to come.

Tellegen received a Ph.D. in personality psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1962 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1963. He was a professor in the Department of Psychology from 1968 to 1999 when he became Professor Emeritus. He worked on psychological and personality assessment, developing the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire, and contributed to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory.

Auke Tellegen's contributions to the field of psychology are immeasurable. He dedicated his life to unraveling the complexities of human behavior and personality, pioneering groundbreaking research that has left an indelible mark on the discipline. His memory is a blessing to all who had the privilege of knowing him, and his major contributions to the field of psychology continue to drive the path toward a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Auke Tellegen's memorial event will take place on Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm in the Johnson Room at the McNamara Alumni Center on campus.

Auke Tellegen, PhD, alumnus and emeritus professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. 

Composed by Madison Stromberg, communications assistant.

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