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Dr. Alfred Josephon Marrow, Ph.D. (March 8, 1905 – March 3, 1978), as Alfred "Jay" Marrow, was a noted industrial psychologist, executive, civil rights leader, and philanthropist.

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Born to Dr. Isidor L. Marrow and Rebecca Marrow (née Green), Alfred Marrow was the second oldest of six children: Ruth Kagan (née Marrow), Alfred, Sylvia Cares (née Marrow), Lucille Richman (née Marrow), Blanche Jungreis (née Marrow), and Seymour.

Alfred Marrow followed his father in many undertakings, working in the family business, earning his doctorate, and involving himself in philanthropic and educational work. Isidor was a director of the Israel Zion Hospital and a member of the Jewish Education Committee.

His father and mother later purchased land in Long Beach, New York, building a mansion on the northwest corner of Beech Street and Magnolia Boulevard, the site of many family gatherings.

While studying for his master's degree at Columbia University, he married his only wife, Monette "Monte" Marrow (née Courod). He later received his doctorate from New York University in 1937. Alfred and Monte Marrow had a son, Paul Bennett Marrow, and a daughter, Marjorie Samberg (née Marrow), and five grandchildren, Adam J. Marrow, Samantha Alison Tartaglia (née Marrow), Johanna Sylvia Yaari (née Samberg), Darrow Robles (née Samberg), and Andrew David Samberg (a.k.a. Andy Samberg).

Dr. Marrow died of complications from leukemia in New York Hospital. At the time of his death, he split his time between Manhattan and residences in the Palm Beach Towers (Palm Beach, Florida).

Among his numerous books is a noteworthy and highly regarded biography of friend and fellow psychologist Kurt Lewin.

His first cousin, twice removed, is U.S. Representative Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin Tammy Baldwin.

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  • Goal Tensions and Recall (1938)
  • Living Without Hate: Scientific Approaches to Human Relations (1951)
  • Making Management Human (1957)
  • Changing Patterns of Prejudice: A New Look at Today's Racial, Religious, and Cultural Tensions (1962)
  • Likrat Nihul Enoshi (Hebrew version of Making Management Human, 1963)
  • Behind the Executive Mask: Greater Managerial Competence Through Deeper Self-Understanding (AMA Management Reports - 1964)
  • Management by Participation: Creating a Climate for Personal and Organizational Development (Jan 1967)
  • The Practical Theorist: The Life and Work of Kurt Lewin (1969)
  • The Failure of Success (1972)
  • Making Waves in Foggy Bottom: How a New and More Scientific Approach Changed the Management System at the State Department (1974)
  • The T-group Experience: An Encounter Among People for Greater Self-Fulfillment (1975)

Editor Edit

  • Kallen, Horace M., author; Alfred J. Marrow, editor; What I Believe and Why - Maybe: Essays for the Modern World (1971)

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References Edit

1. The New York Times, August 6, 1964

2. The New York Times, March 4, 1978

3. French Jr., John R. P. (1979). Obituary: Alfred J. Marrow (1905–1978). American Psychologist. Vol. 34 (11), Nov 1979, 1109-1110.

External links Edit

  • Alfred J. Marrow (Archives of the History of American Psychology - The University of Akron)
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