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Dr. J. Philippe Rushton


Biographical Sketch


Dr. Rushton was born in Bournemouth, England, in 1943. His father was a building contractor; his mother was French and gave him his middle name. They then emigrated to South Africa and later to Canada so he went to school in several places. Dr. Rushton returned to England and earned a B.Sc. in psychology from Birkbeck College at the University of London in 1970 and in 1973 received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics for work on altruism in children. He then moved to the University of Oxford for a one-year post-doc to continue his research on personality development in children. After that he returned to Canada where he taught at York University from 1974-1976 and the University of Toronto until 1977. He then moved to the University of Western Ontario where hewas made a full professor in 1985. Dr. Rushton then received a D.Sc. from the University of London in 1992.


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