Lewis Judd, psychiatrist who probed the science of the brain, dies at 88

Dr. Lewis L. Judd led the National Institute of Mental Health from 1988 to 1990. (National Library of Medicine) By Emily Langer Lewis L. Judd, a nationally known psychiatrist who helped turn the focus of his profession from psychoanalysis to neuroscience, an approach that sought to destigmatize mental illness by treating it as cancer, heartContinue reading “Lewis Judd, psychiatrist who probed the science of the brain, dies at 88”

Walter Mischel, psychologist who created ‘marshmallow test,’ dies at 88

Walter Mischel in 2004. “If we have the skills to allow us to make discriminations about when we do or don’t do something,” Dr. Mischel said, “we are no longer victims of our desires.” (David Dini/Columbia University) By Emily Langer The experiment was “simplicity itself,” its creator, psychologist Walter Mischel, would later recall. The principalContinue reading “Walter Mischel, psychologist who created ‘marshmallow test,’ dies at 88”