Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories

2012 Edition
| Editors: Robert W. Rieber

Rieber, Robert W.

  • Robert J. Kelly
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0463-8_418

Robert W. Rieber, historian of psychology and writer on various topics and psychological theories holds academic appointments as a research professor at Fordham University in New York, and as a Fellow in psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City. He was formerly professor of psychology at John Jay College, City University of New York where he taught in the University’s PHD programs.

The son of Jewish immigrants from the Austro-Hungarian Empire who came to the USA and took up residence in Philadelphia, Robert Rieber attended Pennsylvania State University and received a Master’s degree from Temple University. It was at Temple University in the 1950s that he studied with a student of Kurt Lewin. In 1957 James Page, a prominent textbook author of abnormal psychology was his advisor and recommended him for membership in the American Psychological Association where he would eventually become a Fellow.

His career took another momentous turn when Prof. Rieber moved to New York City...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brooklyn CollegeBrooklyn CollegeBrooklynUSA