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Jahoda [married names Lazarsfeld, Albu], Marie [Mitzi] (1907–2001), social psychologist, was born on 26 January 1907 in Vienna, the third of the four children of Carl Jahoda (d. 1926), businessman, and his wife, Betty, née Probst. Her elder brother, Eduard...

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Katz, Sir Bernard (1911–2003), experimental physiologist, was born on 26 March 1911 in Leipzig, Germany, the only child of Max N. Katz, fur trader, and his wife, Eugenie, née Rabinowitz. Until about 1958 he used the spelling Bernhard.

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Sir Bernard Katz (1911–2003) by Nick Sinclair, 1992 © Nick Sinclair; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Myers, Charles Samuel (1873–1946), psychologist, was born in London on 13 March 1873, the eldest son of Wolf Myers, merchant, and his wife, Esther Eugenie Moses. His father's family was principally interested in commerce. From his mother and her family came powerful social, musical, and philosophical influences. As a boy at the ...

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Charles Samuel Myers (1873–1946) by unknown photographer, 1920s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tajfel, Henri [formerly Hersz Mordche] (1919–1982), social psychologist, was born in Włocławek, Poland, on 22 June 1919, the elder son of Icek Henyne Tajfel, a Jewish businessman, and his wife, Ruchla. Since university education was almost inaccessible for Jews, Tajfel went to ...

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Zangwill, Oliver Louis (1913–1987), a founder of neuropsychology, was born on 29 October 1913 in East Preston, Sussex, the second son and youngest of three children in the family of Israel Zangwill (1864–1926), the Anglo-Jewish literary and political figure, and his wife, Edith Ayrton (1875–1945)...