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Robert Jay Lifton

Born: May 16, 1926

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Professor

Nationality: United States

Robert Jay Lifton

Date of Birth : May 16, 1926
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Robert Jay Lifton is an American psychiatrist and author, chiefly known for his studies of the psychological causes and effects of war and political violence and for his theory of thought reform. He was an early proponent of the techniques of psychohistory.


  • Professor
  • Author
  • Psychiatrist

Also known as

  • Robert J. Lifton


  • Betty Jean Lifton

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada
  • National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust
  • National Book Award for The Sciences
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