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Murray, Henry A. (1893–1988)

  1. Ralph W. Lundin

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0572

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Lundin, R. W. 2010. Murray, Henry A. (1893–1988). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Wheaton, IL

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Henry A. Murray received his B.A. degree from Harvard University and later the M.A. and then the M.D. degree from Columbia University. He completed residency in surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. During his residency, he had the unusual experience of helping to care for the future president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Following this, he spent four years at the Rockefeller Institute studying embryology. In 1927 he received the Ph.D. from Cambridge University in England. While at Cambridge he became acquainted with the writings of Carl Jung, whose Psychological Types had recently been translated to English.