McGuigan Makes Major Bequest to APF


Frank Joseph McGuigan, PhD, has named the American Psychological Foundation (APF) beneficiary of a $342,500 trust. Dr. McGuigan is a psychology professor and Director of the Institute for Stress Management at the U.S. International University in San Diego.

Internationally recognized for his scholarship in cognitive psychophysiology, research methodology, and Progressive Relaxation, Dr. McGuigan is an experimental psychologist and licensed clinical psychologist and is considered the most eminent teacher and practitioner of Progressive Relaxation in the world. He earned his PhD from the University of Southern California in 1950. From 1986 to the present, he has served as Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. From 1976 to 1983, he acted as Research Professor, Graduate School Director, Performance Research Laboratory Professor, and Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Louisville.

Dr. McGuigan was awarded several national and international awards, including the Medal of Honor from Tours, France; the Medal of Honor for Scientific Accomplishment from the Union of Scientists of Bulgaria; the APA Distinguished Teaching Award; and the APF Gold Medal Award in the Application of Psychology.

Dr. McGuigan donated $20,000 to APF in 1992 to establish a research fund that supports a lecture series on "Understanding the Human Mind" at APA's annual convention. He established this series to promote our materialistic knowledge of the mind. This fund has supported such notable speakers as Charles D. Spielberger, PhD, Duncan Luce, PhD, and Mark Germine, PhD.


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