Friday, April 5, 2013

PSYCHOLOGY LOST A LEADER and A LEGEND LAST WEEK

Dr. Nate Azrin passed from cancer at 82.

He was one of the most cited psychologists in the world. Professor Emeritus at Nova Southeastern University (where my career began in 1973) he published more than 100 studies and received numerous awards and honors. He is credited with inventing "time outs." for kids, among so many other cognitive-behavioral tools.

He was married for 60 years, had four wonderful children,  and had a passion for dancing, when he wasn't being a powerfully influential psychologist.

The only thing that bothered me about the Sun Sentinel obit was that they referred to him as Mr. Azrin over and over. Folks, we Ph.D.s have earned our titles too, but rather than call me Mr. call me Bill, if you prefer.

Rest in peace DR. Azrin. You have done well—very well, and have left a legacy of which to be proud.

Bye for Now,

Bill

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