Festinger, Leon (1919–1989)
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Staff 2010. Festinger, Leon (1919–1989). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Leon Festinger received his bachelor's degree from the College of the City of New York, in 1939. He then attended the State University of Iowa, receiving the M.A. and the PhD (1942). There Festinger came under the influence of Kurt Lewin's theories and developed them further, earning a reputation in social psychology.