Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Renowned Broward psychologist Nathan Azrin dies at 82

Nathan H. Azrin, a world-renowned behavioral psychologist and Professor Emeritus at Nova Southeastern University, died of complications from cancer at Broward Health North hospital in Pompano Beach on Friday. He was 82. Mr. Azrin was born in Boston on Nov. 26, 1930. He trained at Harvard with famous behavioral scientist B.F. Skinner and was "one of the most cited psychologists in the world," said Karen Grosby, M. Ed., Dean of NSU's Center for Psychological Studies. "[He had] driven the reputation of the department." Mr. Azrin began his career as a research psychologist in the U.S. Army. He was the founder and editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and edited 16 other leading journals. He published more than 100 studies in the field of learning and psychological treatment, receiving numerous awards and honors. more

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