Brown, J. F. (Junius Flagg), 1902-1970

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Junius Flagg Brown, prominent social and clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, was born in Denver, Colorado, on August 3, 1902. After graduating from Yale University in 1925, he studied at the University of Berlin, where he was strongly influenced by the Gestalt school of thought. On his return to the United States, he earned a Ph.D. from Yale University in psychology. In 1936 he published Psychology and the Social Order, a seminal text for both Gestalt theory and the study of psychology. He was a professor of psychology at the University of Colorado and the University of Kansas, and became the first chief psychologist of the Menninger Clinic in 1939. From 1945 to 1959, he lived in California and worked as a psychotherapist. During the 1930s, Brown was a supporter of the Communist Party, USA. Junius Brown died in Beaumont, California, in 1970.

From the description of Junius Flagg Brown papers, 1936-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162531

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creatorOf Brown, J. F. (Junius Flagg), 1902-. Junius Flagg Brown papers, 1936-1998. Yale University Library
referencedIn Adams, Donald Keith, 1902-1971. Donald K. Adams papers, 1924-1970. University of Akron, Bierce Library
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Gestalt psychology


Birth 1902-08-03

Death 1970-10-14



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