Abnormal Psychology: Mental Health and Mental Illness

Popular Psychology

Who is Dr. Joyce Brothers?

Dr. Joyce Brothers (1929—) was one of the earliest popular psychologists, an actual psychologist who brought her expertise to the general public through various mass-media outlets. She began her career on a television talk show in 1958, entitled Dr. Joyce Brothers. Over the next forty-five years, many other television and radio shows followed. She also wrote at least thirteen books with titles such as What Every Woman Ought to Know about Love and Marriage and Dr. Brothers’ Guide to Your Emotions. Dr. Brothers was trained as a psychologist, holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University, and has been licensed in the state of New York since 1958.


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