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As a saint in a modern scriptorium,
I join with this thoughtful emporium
As a scholar to share
The delight that I bear:
“New truth! ad majorem Dei gloriam.”


Thomas W. Draper is Professor of Human Development in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He earned a Ph.D in developmental psychology from Emory University. He has also taught at the Atlanta University Center and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; done test construction and research for Educational Testing Service, of Princeton, New Jersey; and directed BYU’s graduate program in Marriage, Family, and Human Development.

Dr. Draper specializes in family methodological issues and biological development. He has published on family economics and poverty, the definition of marital dyads, and the biological precursors of personality. His work has been widely published and republished, including articles in top family journals, the International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Neurology, and the Family Studies Decade Review Yearbook.

Posted February 2011