Biography of Robert Farr
Robert Farr was the first holder of the University's second Chair of Psychology, 1979 to 1986.
A graduate of Queen's University, Belfast (BA, 1957 and MA, 1959), Farr continued his studies in the USA and at Trinity College, Dublin. He returned to Queen's as an assistant lecturer in 1962 and became a scientific research officer with the Royal Air Force in 1964, while working as a part-time PhD student. He became Lecturer in Social Psychology at University College, London in 1966 and was awarded a PhD by the University of London in 1977, two years before he came to Glasgow.
Farr's research interests lay mainly in the fields of social and occupational psychology, and he was especially interested in theories of causal attribution and the relationship between psychology and other social sciences.
Robert Farr died 11th October 2013 aged 77.