James H. Bray Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_H._Bray

James H. Bray
BornFebruary 12, 1954 (1954-02-12) (age 68)
Alma materUniversity of Houston
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Texas San Antonio; Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Woman's University

James H. Bray (born February 12, 1954) is a psychologist and a past president of the American Psychological Association (APA). Bray is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at University of Texas San Antonio. Previously he was an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.


Bray earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, followed by an MA and a PhD from the same institution.[1] Bray completed postdoctoral training in family therapy and research. He joined the faculty at Texas Woman's University (TWU) in Houston shortly thereafter.[2]

In 1984, Bray developed the Personal Authority in the Family System Questionnaire (PAFSQ) with two other investigators.[3] He is the Chairman of the Psychology Department at the University of Texas San Antonio. He runs the Family and Health Laboratory. He was the project director and principal investigator at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Medical Residency Program for substance abuse.[4] He is an associate professor emeritus at BCM.[1] He has also completed research on the collaboration between family physicians and psychologists.[2]

In 2009, Bray served as president of the APA after being involved in the organization's leadership for many years. Bray's presidential initiatives focused on the future of psychology practice, the state of psychological science and the psychological factors associated with homelessness. Previously, he had been president of Division 43 of the APA, the Society for Family Psychology. In addition, he served as secretary for several APA divisions and has been made a fellow of 12 APA divisions.[2]


  • Bray, James; Stanton, Mark, eds. (2009). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Family Psychology. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781405169943.
  • Bray, James H.; Kelly, John (1999). Stepfamilies: Love, Marriage and Parenting in the First Decade. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 9780767901031.
  • Bray, James H.; Maxwell, Scott E., eds. (1985). Multivariate Analysis of Variance. SAGE Publications. ISBN 9780803923102.


  1. ^ a b "James H Bray, Ph.D." Baylor College of Medicine. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "James H. Bray, PhD". American Psychological Association. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ Grotevant, Harold; Carlson, Cindy (1989). Family Assessment: A Guide to Methods and Measures. Guilford Press. p. 344. ISBN 0898627338.
  4. ^ "Project Member Bios". Baylor College of Medicine. Retrieved August 24, 2014.