Clinical psychology, personality and social psychology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy
1891, Budapest, Hungary
1954, California, America
Franz Gabriel Alexander (22 January 1891 – 8 March 1964) was a Hungarian-American psychoanalyst and physician, who is considered one of the founders of psychosomatic medicine and psychoanalytic criminology.
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MD University of Budapest, 1913
Appointments & Honors
Military physician, 1914-18
Fellow, American Medical Association, Merit Cross (Hungary), 1917
Assistant at the Neuropsychiatric Clinic, Budapest University, 1919-20
Clinical Associate and Lecturer, Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute, 1920-30
Freud Prize, International Psychoanalysis Association, 1921
Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis, University of Chicago, 1931-2
First Director, Chicago Institute Psychoanalysis, 1932-56
Associate Professor, University of Illinois, 1935-8
Physician, Cook County Psychopathic Hospital, Chicago, 1935-56
President, APA, 1938
Founding Editor, Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine, 1939
President, American Society for Research in Psychosomatic Problems, 1947
Head, Psychiatry Department, Mount Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, 1956-64
Semmelweis Medal, American Hungarian Medical Association, 1957
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Southern California, 1957-64
Samuel Rubin Foundation Award, 1958
Member Editorial Board, Behavioural Science
1923 The castration complex in the formation of character. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 4, 11-42.
1927 The Psychoanalysis of the Total Personality. Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing.
1935 The logic of emotions and its dynamic background. International Journal of Psycho- analysis, 1, 399-413 (with T. M. French et al.).
1935 The problem of psychoanalytic technique. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 4, 588-611.
1936 Psychoanalysis and social disorganization. American Journal of Sociology, 42, 781-813.