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Eysenck, Hans J. (1916–1997)

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Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0339

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Staff 2010. Eysenck, Hans J. (1916–1997). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Educated in Berlin, Hans J. Eysenck left Germany in 1934 for political reasons (opposition to Hitler regime) to study in Dijon, France, and Exeter, England, before enrolling in a psychology course at the University of London in 1935. He obtained the B.A. and Ph.D. in 1940, then joined the Maudsley Hospital and later the Institute of Psychiatry, which is part of the University of London. In the newly formed Institute he founded the Department of Psychology, becoming a Professor at the university and psychologist to the Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals. He was given the task of establishing clinical psychology as a profession in the United Kingdom, and his newly created department was the first to train clinical psychologists and to use the newly developed methods of behavior therapy.