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Festinger, Leonlocked

(08 May 1919–11 February 1989)
  • Franz Samelson

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Festinger, Leon (08 May 1919–11 February 1989), social psychologist, was born in New York City, the son of Alex Festinger, a manufacturer of embroideries, and Sara Solomon. His parents were largely self-educated immigrants from Russia. After finishing college in 1939 with a B.S. at City College of New York, he headed west to do graduate work under the German emigré ...

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