Amado Padilla is a professor of psychology who studies Hispanic American bilingualism and mental health. The collection contains
correspondence, personal and professional papers, and material from Padilla's work with the Spanish Speaking Mental Health
Research Center, National Center for Bilingual Research (including an extensive meta-analysis project), and a small amount
of correspondence from the Center for Language Education and Research.
Amado M. Padilla was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 19, 1942. After graduating in 1960 from St. Mary High School,
where he was active in sports and earned average grades, Padilla entered New Mexico Highlands University. There he became
a serious student and aspired toward an academic career; he was also active in Psi Chi, the national honorary society in psychology.
He received a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology in 1964. He began his graduate work at Oklahoma State University, received
his M.S. in Experimental Psychology in 1966, and went to The University of New Mexico, where he received his Ph.D. in Experimental
Psychology in 1969.
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