Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

2020 Edition
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Uleman, James S.

  • Jim UlemanEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24612-3_1505

In Pittsburgh

Jim was not always a professor. He grew up in Aspinwall, a Pittsburgh suburb. His father worked at Mellon Institute (now part of Carnegie Mellon University) for PPG Industries, after earning an MS in Physics at University of Michigan. His mother earned a BS in Psychology from Michigan but never worked outside the home, though she was active in civic organizations. His younger brother is a Japanese-to-English translator, living in Tokyo since the early 1960s. His younger sister lives in Washington, DC.

By middle school, he was one of the “brains” although social categories were permeable in the small high school, with a graduating class of 100. He wanted to become a physicist and was active in science clubs, chess team, newspaper, and the rifle team. (His team won the state championship two years in a row.) At the Buhl Planetarium’s Amateur Astronomers Association, he hand-ground a 6” mirror for a reflector telescope. He bred Drosophila melanogaster(fruit flies) in his...

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