Psychologist & Consultant, Michael Maccoby, dies at 89

Michael Maccoby, a psychologist, and consultant who became a global authority on leadership and the workplace wrote best-selling books. As of now, he has passed away to the other world. He was age 89 at the time of his death.

He was one of the literary greats in the world of American literature. Here are some intriguing aspects related to his wonderful life.

Michael Maccoby Legacy and Works.

Michael Maccoby departed from this world at the ripe old age of 89. The cause of his death has not been disclosed as of now. But we will be updating the details related to it once the reports come up in the future.

Michael will be remembered for being a great American psychoanalyst and anthropologist and recognized as an expert in leadership for his research, writing, and projects to improve organizations and work as well as several more.

He has authored or co-written fourteen books and consulted with companies, governments, the World Bank, unions, research and development centers and laboratories, universities, and orphanages or taught for nearly 40 years.  His famous article, Narcissistic Leaders: The Incredible Pros, the Inevitable Cons written in January 2000, was even awarded a McKinsey Award from the Harvard Business Review.

He opened his eyes on Mt. Vernon, New York on March 5, 1933, to his father who was the fine reformed rabbi of his times, and his mother who worked as a teacher. As for his educational details; he enrolled in the Brandes School in Tucson, Arizona, She has also attended public school in Mt. Vernon. He passed from A.B. Davis High School where he was even received and awarded the General von Steuben Medal for Excellence in American History.


Maccoby received a BA (magna cum laude) at Harvard University in the year 1954 where he worked as president of The Harvard Crimson. He then studied philosophy with literary giants such as Stuart Hampshire and Bernard Williams at New College, Oxford on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship.  

As a graduate student from the prestigious s Harvard, he was a teaching fellow and secretary at the Committee on Educational Policy from the faculty of Arts and Sciences. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard in Social Relations (combining social psychology and personality with anthropology) in the summer of 1960.

At Harvard University; he has also worked with David Riesman, and Jerome Bruner, B.F. Skinner, and McGeorge Bundy, and also studied with the legendary anthropologist Clyde Kluckhohn.

At the University of Chicago, he studied with the popular anthropologist Robert Redfield and the psychoanalyst Bruno Bettelheim. While there he also went to read Machiavelli courses with the political philosopher Leo Strauss.

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Now moving and talking about his married life. Michael Maccoby also married Sandylee Weille in 1959. Between 1960 and 1968 they lived in Mexico, while he was working with Dr. Erich Fromm. After his death, the literature world is in shock and in tears.

We here wish Michael will find eternal peace in all might heavens above. His funeral details are unknown as of now.