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Kurt Lewin

Kurt LewinAKA Kurt Zadek Lewin

Born: 9-Sep-1890
Birthplace: Mogilno, Germany
Died: 12-Feb-1947
Location of death: Newtonville, MA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Psychologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Field theorist, group dynamicist

Military service: German Army (WWI)

Father: (merchant/farmer)
Mother: (d. 1944 concentration camp)
Wife: Maria Landsberg (one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Agnes (b. 1919)
Son: Fritz (b. 1922)
Wife: Gertrud Weiss (m. 1929)
Daughter: Miriam (b. 1931)
Son: Daniel (b. 1933)

    University: University of Freiburg (1909-, transferred)
    University: Biology, University of Munich
    University: PhD, University of Berlin (1916)
    Professor: Child Welfare Research Station, Iowa State University (1935-44)
    Professor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1945-47)

    Naturalized US Citizen 1940

Author of books:
A Dynamic Theory of Personality (1935)
Principles of Topological Psychology (1936)
The Conceptual Representation and Measurement of Psychological Forces (1938)
Resolving Social Conflicts (1947)

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