Auke Tellegen is professor emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota. He was a Professor in the department from 1968 to 1999. He received a PhD in personality psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1962 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1963. In the Netherlands, he earned a bachelor of law at the Free University in Amsterdam in 1949 and a doctorandus in Psychology in 1957 at the University of Amsterdam.
Dr. Tellegen’s fields of specialization are personality psychology, psychological measurement, hypnosis, and behavior genetics. He is co-author of the MMPI-3, MMPI-2-RF, MMPI-2, MMPI-A, and MMPI-A-RF tests, and author of the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales. He is also the author of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ), a broadband test of normal personality. Dr. Tellegen maintains a website at auketellegen.com.
Dr. Tellegen received the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Award for "Best theoretical paper on hypnosis" in 1975; the Bruno Klopfer Distinguished Contribution Award, Society for Personality Assessment in 2000; the Jack Block Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Personality Psychology, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, in 2001; the Auke Tellegen Graduate Fellowship in Applied Personality Assessment in 2011; and Distinguished Contributions to Assessment Psychology Award from Section IX, Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), American Psychological Association in 2012.