Jürgen Margraf - Biography#

Jürgen Margraf studied psychology, sociology and physiology at the Universities of Brussels, Kiel, Munich and Tübingen (1975-1983). After a research scholarship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, USA, he completed his PhD in Psychology at the University of Tübingen in 1986. He subsequently held professorships at the Universities of Berlin, Dresden, Basel and Bochum. In 2009 he was the first psychologist to be awarded an Alexander von Humboldt-Professorship, Germany´s most highly endowed scientific award for scholars of international standing. His work on mental health focuses on the interplay between psychological, biological and social factors, using a combination of etiological, epidemiological and intervention research strategies. He has published more than 400 publications. He is an elected member of the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina and a Fellow of the American Psychological Society. He was president of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT), the German National Scientific Council on Psychotherapy and the German Society of Psychology (DGPs).

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