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Wassermann, Jakob - Weber, Ludwig (15/25)
Watzinger, Carl Hans Pseudonym: Bernhard Stauffer Wawerka, Oskar Egon Pseudonym: Wolfgang Wiener

Watzlawick, Paul


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Paul Watzlawick, photo, 1994



Watzlawick, Paul, b. Villach (Carinthia), July 27, 1921. Psychologist specialising in communication and social psychology. 1950-1954 worked at the C. G. Jung Institute for Analytical Psychology in Zurich, 1957-1959 university professor in El Salvador, from 1960 member of the Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto (USA), as well as lecturer at Stanford University (USA) from 1967. Influential representative of constructivist social psychology, that focuses on relativising elements of social events by analysing the connections between them.


Works: Menschliche Kommunikation, 1969; Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein, 1983; Die Möglichkeit des Andersseins, 1977; Wie wirklich ist die Wirklichkeit?, 1979; Münchhausens Zopf oder Psychotherapie und "Wirklichkeit", 1992.

Literature: E. Marc, Batason, W. und die Schule Palo Alto, 1991; B. Girgensohn-Marchand, Der Mythos W. und die Folgen, 31996.


 
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