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Joseph Wolpe (1336)

Interests
Clinical psychology, psychotherapy, psychiatry
Nationality
South African
Born
1915, Johannesburg, South Africa
Short Biography
Joseph Wolpe (20 April 1915 in Johannesburg, South Africa – 4 December 1997 in Los Angeles) was a South African psychiatrist, one of the most influential figures in Behavior Therapy. Wolpe grew up in South Africa, attending Parktown Boys' High School and ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • MB University of Witwatersrand, 1939
  • BCH University of Witwatersrand, 1939
  • MD University of Witwatersrand, 1948
Appointments & Honors
  • Member, APA, 1961-
Principal Publications
  • 1949 An interpretation of the effect of combinations of stimuli (patterns) based on current neurophysiology. Psychological Review, 56, 277-83.
  • 1950 Need-reduction, drive reduction and reinforcement: A neurophysiological view. Psychological Review, 37, 19-26.
  • 1952 Experimental neuroses as learned behavior. British Journal of Psychology, 43, 243-68.
  • 1953 Leaming theory and 'abnormal fixations'. Psychological Review, 60, 111-16.
  • 1958 Psychotherapy by Reciprocal Inhibition. Stanford University Press.
  • 1964 Behavior therapy in complex neurotic states. British Journal of Psychiatry, 110, 28-34.
  • 1966 Behavior Therapy Techniques: A Guide to the Treatment of Neuroses. Pergamon (with A. Lazarus).
  • 1967 Learning Theory Approaches to Psychotherapy. Forest Hospital Foundation Monograph.
  • 1969 The Practice of Behavior Therapy. Pergamon.
  • 1976 Theme and Variation: A Behavior Therapy Casebook. Pergamon.
  • 1978 Cognition and causation in human behavior and its therapy. American Psychologist, 33, 437-46.
  • 1980 The Eysenck and the Wolpe theories of neurosis. Behavioral and Brain Sciences (invited article).