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Robert Jay Lifton
Born May 16, 1926 (1926-05-16) (age 92)
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Residence USA
Occupation Professor and Author

Robert Jay Lifton is a visiting professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, and Cambridge Hospital and a former distinguished professor of psychiatry and psychology at the Graduate School University Center and director of The Center on Violence and Human Survival at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at The City University of New York. He had previously held the Foundations' Fund Research Professorship of Psychiatry at Yale University for more than two decades. He has been particularly interested in the relationship between individual psychology and historical change, and in problems surrounding the extreme historical situations of our era. He has taken an active part in the formation of the new field of psychohistory.

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