Lazarus, Arnold

Arnold A. Lazarus (1932–2013), “Arnie” to those who knew him well, was an acclaimed clinical psychologist and distinguished professor emeritus in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Lazarus was the youngest, by many years, of four children born to a middle-class South African family. Partly as a reaction to being mercilessly bullied by his second eldest sister’s husband, Lazarus began competitive bodybuilding, boxing, and a lifelong interest in nutrition and health. As his muscles and boxing skills grew, so too did his intellectual curiosity, and he began publishing articles and editorials on health and fitness in local newspapers and magazines. Lazarus’s formal academic pursuits began at the University of the Witwatersrand in ...

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