Jack Demick, PhD

Jack Demick, a clinical and developmental psychologist, was educated at Yale University (AB) and Clark University (MA, PhD) and clinically trained at the Yale Psychiatric Institute and the McLean Hospital. He has held major research, teaching, and/or clinical appointments at Brown University, Clark University, Harvard University, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, co-edited eight major volumes, served as the editor of the Journal of Adult Development (1992-2017), and with colleague Greg Edmiston recently published an online replica of Witkin's Group Embedded Figures Test, the most widely utilized psychological test in research and clinical practice each year. His representative research interests include cognitive (for example, cognitive style and environmental cognition) and social (adaptation to adoption and foster care, and work transitions) development across the life span. Springer Science will soon publish an original manuscript, Toward Integrating Psychological Science, which demonstrates the ways in which holistic/systems-developmental theory (an elaboration and extension of Werner's classic organismic-developmental theory) has framed the totality of his work in a way that suggests that the field of psychology may ultimately see itself and be seen by others as a unified science that cuts across aspects of persons, of environments, and of their interrelations, including their multifaceted contexts.


  • PhD Clark University