Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

2020 Edition
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Horowitz, Leonard M.

  • Daniel LeisingEmail author
  • Kenneth D. Locke
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24612-3_1759

Leonard M. Horowitz is an emeritus professor of Psychology at Stanford University. In the course of his long and diverse career, Horowitz originally studied verbal learning and memory before making major contributions to the field of interpersonal assessment as well as the analysis of social and motivational foundations of psychopathology.

Educational Background and Professional Appointments

Horowitz received his education from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he earned his B.A. and M.A. in 1957 and his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1960. During his doctoral training, Horowitz was supported by several prestigious fellowships, including a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, a Social Science Research Council Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship completed at University College, London. Upon receiving his doctorate in 1960, Horowitz joined the faculty of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he remained throughout his career.

Research Interests

Until the early 1970s, Horowitz’s...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Psychology and Communication StudiesUniversity of IdahoMoscowUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • April Phillips
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  1. 1.Department of Psychology and CounselingNortheastern State UniversityBroken ArrowUSA