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Hans Eysenck

AKA Hans Jürgen Eysenck

Born: 4-Mar-1916
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 4-Sep-1997
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Cancer - Brain

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

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Intelligence and personality

As a young man Hans Eysenck fled the growing Nazi regime and resettled in England, where he studied psychology and pioneered the English practice of clinical psychology. He became a leading critic of Sigmund Freud's theories, and developed his own theories of behavioral genetics, intelligence, and personality. He also studied the health risks of smoking, and the effects of behavior therapy on cancer and heart disease. His Race, Intelligence and Education was widely criticized for linking intelligence and race, but at the time of his death he was among the world's most well-known and respected psychologists.

Father: Eduard Anton Eysenck (stage actor, b. 1889, d. 1972)
Mother: Ruth Werner Eysenck ("Helga Molander", silent film actress, b. 1896, d. 1986)
Father: Max Glass (stepfather, film producer, b. 1881, m. Ruth Eysenck 1957, d. 1965)
Mother: Tilly Eysenck (stepmother, dancer, m. Eduard Eysenck 1925)
Wife: Margaret Davies Eysenck (psychologist, m. 1938, one son)
Son: Michael Eysenck (psychologist, b. 1944)
Wife: Sybil Bianca Guiletta Eysenck (psychologist, m. 1950, one daughter, three sons)

    High School: Friedrich Wilhelm Real-Gymnasium, Berlin, Germany
    University: PhD Psychology, University College London (1940)
    Professor: Psychology, University of London (1955-83)

    Naturalized UK Citizen 1947
    German Ancestry
    Polish Ancestry Maternal

Author of books:
The Structure of Human Personality (1953)
Uses and Abuses of Psychology (1953)
Sense and Nonsense in Psychology (1956)
The Structure of Human Personality (1960)
Handbook of Abnormal Psychology (1960)
Manual of the Eysenck Personality Inventory (1964, with Sybil Eysenck)
Fact and Fiction in Psychology (1965)
The Biological Basis of Personality (1967)
The Structure of Human Personality (1970)
Race, Intelligence and Education (1971)
The Psychological Basis of Ideology (1978, with G. D. Wilson)
The Transparent Man: How We See Psychologist (1983, with Michael Eysenck)

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