Morton Deutsch

social psychologist and researcher

Morton Deutsch (February 4, 1920 – March 13, 2017), was an American social psychologist and researcher in conflict resolution.

Morton Deutsch
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Morton Deutsch in his Office, 2012
Born(1920-02-04)February 4, 1920
DiedMarch 13, 2017(2017-03-13) (aged 97)
Alma materCity College of New York, University of Pennsylvania, MIT
OccupationProfessor at Columbia University, Psychoanalyst
Known forTheories of cooperation and competition, conflict resolution, distributive justice

Deutsch was one of the founding fathers of the field of conflict resolution. His survey Review of General Psychology, published in 2002, ranked Deutsch as the 63rd most cited psychologist of the 20th century.[1]


  1. Haggbloom, Steven J.; et al., Renee; Warnick, Jason E.; Jones, Vinessa K.; Yarbrough, Gary L.; Russell, Tenea M.; Borecky, Chris M.; McGahhey, Reagan et al. (2002). "The 100 most eminent psychologists of the 20th century". Review of General Psychology 6 (2): 139–152. doi:10.1037/1089-2680.6.2.139.