Azrin, Nathan H.


I was born on November 26, 1930, in Boston, Massachusetts, as part of a family that included five siblings, both parents, and grandparents.

Early Influences

My immigrant parents placed the highest priority on education for their children in their view of America as the land of limitless opportunity. As children, we were all expected to obtain paid employment as teenagers, as well as work in the family grocery.

Education History

I attended Boston University from 1948, where I majored in psychology, obtaining a BA in 1951, an MA in 1952, and continued in the PhD program in personality and social psychology. Because of my early interest in behavioral psychology, I transferred to Harvard University for the express purpose ...

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