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Seth Douglass Roberts

Seth Roberts of Berkeley, CA and Beijing, China passed away in Berkeley on April 26, 2014. He was born on August 17, 1953 in San Francisco, California and did his undergraduate work at the California Institute of Technology and Reed College. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology at Brown University in 1979 and taught at the University of California, Berkeley from 1978 until his retirement as emeritus professor in 2008. He became a professor of Psychology at Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2008 and was on the faculty there until his death. He was the author of Shangri-La Diet, published by G.P. Putnam in 2006, but best known for his work in self-experimentation and as a pioneer in the Quantified Self movement. He maintained a web site and blog at http://sethroberts.net. He is survived by sister Amy Rogers and mother Justine Roberts. No funeral service is planned. Donations in his name may be made to Amnesty International.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on May 8, 2014
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