Bruno Bettelheim

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Birthday
28, 1903
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Mar 13, 1990 (86)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1903
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Mar 13, 1990 (86)

About

Child psychologist and writer of the award-winning novel "The Uses of Enchantment", which studied the emotional importance of fairy tales for children. He was known for his work on Freud and emotionally unstable children.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Vienna but left to support his family after the death of his father.

Trivia

He was founder of the Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago, which later became controversial for its treatment of children.

Family Life

He married Gertrude Weinfeld in 1941. They had three children.

Associated With

He studied Freudian psychology and psychoanalysis, which were championed by Sigmund Freud.