Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Brewer, Marilynn

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  • David E. RastEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_385-1

Early Life and Educational Background

Marilynn Brewer was born as Marilynn Bolt in Chicago, Illinois, in 1942. She later married Robert Brewer, a fellow social psychologist, in 1966 while writing her master’s thesis. Although the couple divorced after having their daughter, Christine, Marilynn retained the surname Brewer. Her parents did not attend college but encouraged Marilynn to apply for a bachelor’s degree. Marilynn completed her B.A. in Social Sciences at North Park College in 1963 with honors under the mentorship of Jean Driscoll, who she credits as being an influence behind her decision to pursue graduate work. In her book chapter “In Retrospect…” (Brewer 2011), she writes that because much of her family did not attend college, she would not have considered a graduate degree had she not had the support and encouragement of Jean Driscoll. Marilynn was accepted at Northwestern University for graduate school and awarded the National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship to fund...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Section editors and affiliations

  • Alicia Limke-McLean
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  1. 1.University of Central OklahomaEdmondUSA