Orville G. Brim, Jr.

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Orville G. Brim, Jr.

"President of Life Trends, Inc., and Director of The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Midlife Development, Vero Beach, Florida. Dr. Brim is the author and editor of a dozen books on human development. He is the former president of both the Russell Sage Foundation and the Foundation for Child Development. His research focuses on life span development, particularly on constancy and change in personality from childhood through old age. His most recent work was on the maintenance of ambition after success and failure. Currently he is writing about the origins of the desire for fame and its transformations during middle age. This work in progress is known as The Fame Motive." [1]

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  1. Orville Gilbert Brim, midmac, accessed October 5, 2009.