Leon Festinger

Leon Festinger - May 8, 1919-Feburary 11, 1989 Leon...

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Unformatted text preview: May 8, 1919-Feburary 11, 1989 Leon Festinger Born May 8, 1919 to poor Jewish immigrant parents in Manhattan, New York. Earned his Bachelor of Science degree from City College of New York in 1939. In 1942, he completed his Ph.D. in psychology from Iowa State University. The Early Years His first teaching position was at the University of Rochester from 1943 to 1945 For the next three years, Festinger served as associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After, he spent another three years as associate professor in psychology at the University of Michigan. Career Moves From 1955 to 1968, he was a professor at Stanford University. He then moved on to the New School for Social Research (now New School University) in New York City. There, he held the Professor of Psychology chair from 1968 until his death in 1989. Career Moves (Cont.) Festinger was a distinguished member of: The American Psychological Association The American Academy of Arts and Sciences The National Academy of Sciences Organizations...
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