- Fulbright Award (1984)
John Bates is a professor of psychological and brain sciences in The College of Arts and Sciences at IU. Dr. Bates received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1968, his M.A. in Psychology from the University of California Los Angeles in 1969, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology also from the University of California Los Angeles in 1973. After graduating from UCLA, Dr. Bates joined IU’s faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in 1973. He held that position until 1977 where he was promoted to associate professor followed by full professor in 1983. Bates has also provided consultations for child, family, and individual adult clients through his private practice since 1976. His research focuses around the development of children’s behavior problems and competencies; child temperament, social, cognitive and affective characteristics; and family interaction processes. Dr. Bates is a member of the board of directors of the Family Service Association where he has served since 2006 and a consulting editor for Infant Behavior and Development, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Parenting: Science and Practice. In 1985, Dr. Bates received a Fulbright Award to study at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.