John E. Mack

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John Edward Mack (October 4, 1929 – September 27, 2004) was an American psychiatrist, writer, and professor of psychiatry. He served as the head of the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School from 1977 to 2004. In 1977, Mack won the Pulitzer Prize for his book A Prince of Our Disorder on T.E. Lawrence.[1]

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John E. Mack
John Edward Mack

(1929-10-04)October 4, 1929
DiedSeptember 27, 2004(2004-09-27) (aged 74)
London, England
Alma materOberlin College, Harvard Medical School
  • Professor
  • psychiatrist
  • writer
Known forChild psychology
Adolescent psychology
Psychology of religion
SpouseSally (Stahl) Mack
ChildrenDaniel, Kenneth, and Tony
Parent(s)Edward C. Mack, Ruth P. Mack
RelativesMary Lee Ingbar (half-sister)
AwardsPulitzer Prize
WebsiteThe John E Mack Institute

Mack's clinical expertise was in child psychology, adolescent psychology, and the psychology of religion. He was also known as a leading researcher on the psychology of teenage suicide and drug addiction, and he later became a researcher in the psychology of alien abduction experiences.[2][3]

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