Psychologist who came up with Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in 1955 to help those struggling to live fulfilled lives. For decades he was the president of the New York City-based Albert Ellis Institute, which he founded.
He studied clinical psychology at Columbia University from 1942 to 1947.
He was influenced by Sigmund Freud and based a lot of his methods on his research.
He was born the eldest in his family and had two siblings.
He worked with Alfred Kinsey, who was one of the founders of the field of sexology.