Here are 483 retirement messages from some of your colleagues:

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Dear Phil,

Of course I want to join the millions who will be congratulating and thanking you on this occasion. I will let you be the judge whether the occasion is a source of joy or grief (for you and/or others).

Kidding aside, Phil, thanks for you what you have meant for those 100+ young European social psychologists gathered in Leuven, first in 1967 and again in 1998. Along with Jozef, Jaap, Hal and Ragnar, you really made my summer of 1998 ... in many more ways than you can imagine!


Eddy Van Avermaet
K.U. Leuven

Dear Phil,

We came in contact when you were invited to speak at the 1998 EAESP summer school in Leuven, Belgium. This was the 30th anniversary of the first-ever EASP summer school, of which you have been a teacher. I liked your talk about the early steps in your career very much and enjoyed your very open and encouraging style during the two days you spent with us. Thanks, Zimbo, and best wishes for your second life.

Rolf Van Dick
Aston University
United Kingdom

Dear Phil,

You continue to be a positive role model to me and many of my students.

Warmest regards and best wishes on your retirement.

Richard Velayo
Pace University / APA Division of Intl. Psychology
United States

Greetings from one of your co-authors on a Study Guide for the late 1970's version of your introductory book. Now that you are "retiring" you will REALLY be able to have fun doing your research. Enjoy!

David Volckmann
Whittier College
United States

Best wishes from down under, Phil. I'm sure you'll enjoy your "retirement."

Bill von Hippel
University of New South Wales

Best wishes for an enjoyable retirement. Thanks for the many wonderful resources.

T. Joel Wade
Bucknell University
United States

Phil -- with much thanks and deep appreciation for all you've contributed to the field. Though we don't know each other well, I've certainly appreciated your mentoring spirit via long-distance -- writing a blurb for my "Becoming Evil" book, etc. You've set a high standard for the rest of us in the field, and I wish you all the best in your retirement -- though I'm sure you'll still stay busier than most of us!

James Waller
Whitworth College
United States


Best of luck to you always! I am sure this retirement is in name only and that you will continue to fight the good fight. Congratulations!

Barb Wanchisen
The Federation
United States

Congratulations, Phil, and thanks for being such an inspiring researcher and teacher of psychology.

Andrew Ward
Swarthmore College
United States

Best wishes for your next phase of life --

I'll never forget the first time I heard you speak at an APA meeting. You demonstrated that it was possible to develop an intimate seminar-like discussion in a large auditorium-like setting.

Next step, nation-as-community discussions?

Seth Warschausky
Univeristy of Michigan
United States

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