Birnbaum, Karl( German psychiatrist and psychologist)
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Biography Birnbaum, Karl
(20.8.1878, Shveydnits - 31/3/1950, Philadelphia, USA) - German psychiatrist and a psychologist, a student to. Meli (Moeli). Education received a 1897. by 1902. the universities of Berlin, Freiburg, Wurzburg, Munich (Ph.D.), at this time began to study the problem of abnormal personality development, worked with 1922. as a privat-docent at Berlin University, from 1927. it - an extraordinary professor of criminal psychology and psychopathology in Berlin, the chief doctor in the city psychiatric hospital, Mr.. Herzberg, in 1930. by 1933. he - the director of the Psychiatric Hospital in the region of Berlin-Buch, with the Nazi rise to power, he was transferred to the reserve and was forced to emigrate to the U.S.. In this paper, 'The structure of psychosis' (' Der Aufbau der Psychose ',' Allg. Zeitsch. f. Psychiat. ', B., 1919, 75, S. 455-502) made an attempt to solve the problem of constructing the architectonics of personality, . putting in place of the traditional clinical-descriptive method, . adopted in psychiatry, . its structural analysis, . combining preddispozitsionnye and triggers the pathogenesis of psychoses,
. Posted by 'The history of psychiatric science' ( 'Geschichte der psychiatrischen Wissenschaft', 1929) and the first dictionary of medical psychology ( 'Handworterbuch der medizinischer Psychologie', Lpz., 1930). He studied many of the problems of criminal psychology, in particular, "prison psychosis' induced in various psychopathological typologies.