Lazarus, Arnold A.

I was born on January 27, 1932, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The youngest of four children, I attended the University of the Witwatersrand, where I majored in psychology and sociology and went on to receive a PhD in clinical psychology in 1960. I went into full-time private practice and was a part-time lecturer at the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg.

In 1963, I accepted an invitation from the Department of Psychology at Stanford University and joined their faculty as a visiting assistant professor. With my wife, Daphne (whom I married in 1956), I journeyed to California with our two children, Linda, then aged 4, and Clifford, aged 2. We all returned to South Africa in 1964, where I returned to my private practice and ...

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