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Scott O. Lilienfeld
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Lilienfeld at CSICon 2012
Born December 23, 1960
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died September 30, 2020 (aged 59)
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Occupation Professor, Psychologist
Notable work
50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

Scott O. Lilienfeld (December 23, 1960 – September 30, 2020) was an American psychologist. He was a professor of psychology at Emory University and support for evidence-based treatments.

He was known for his book 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology. His works have been seen on The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Scientific American.

Lilienfeld has made television appearances on 20/20, CNN and the CBS Evening News.

Lillienfeld died on September 30, 2020 from pancreatic cancer in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 59.


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