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Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Jon Kabat-Zinn (born Jon Kabat, June 5, 1944) is an American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the 'Stress Reduction Clinic' and the 'Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society' at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn was a student of Zen Buddhist teachers such as Philip Kapleau, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Seung Sahn, and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of hatha yoga, Vipassanā and appreciation of the teachings of Soto Zen and Advaita Vedanta led him to integrate their teachings with scientific findings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jon Kabat-Zinn has received more than 1,462,852 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Jon Kabat-Zinn is the 116th most popular psychologist (up from 127th in 2019), the 2,107th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,561st in 2019) and the 40th most popular American Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Jon Kabat-Zinn ranks 116 out of 183Before him are Émile Coué, Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay, Frederic Bartlett, Serge Moscovici, George Kelly, and Ovide Decroly. After him are R. D. Laing, Robert Sternberg, Henri Wallon, Adolf Bastian, William McDougall, and Robert Plutchik.

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Among people born in 1944, Jon Kabat-Zinn ranks 141Before him are Johnny Winter, Tommie Smith, Brian Tracy, Richard Leakey, Pattie Boyd, and Agnes Baltsa. After him are Jon Anderson, Terry Brooks, Pat Martino, Rocky Johnson, Mary Robinson, and Igor Mitoraj.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jon Kabat-Zinn ranks 2,107 out of 18,182Before him are Gloria Grahame (1923), Paul Michael Glaser (1943), John Philip Sousa (1854), Joe Pantoliano (1951), Jeffrey C. Hall (1945), and Sheldon Adelson (1933). After him are Robert Ballard (1942), Merce Cunningham (1919), Steve Morse (1954), Charles M. Rice (1952), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), and Leonard Kleinrock (1934).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Jon Kabat-Zinn ranks 40Before him are James McKeen Cattell (1860), Harry Stack Sullivan (1892), Benjamin Spock (1903), Clark L. Hull (1884), Carol Gilligan (1936), and George Kelly (1905). After him are Robert Sternberg (1949), Robert Plutchik (1927), Henry Murray (1893), Thomas Gordon (1918), Arnold Gesell (1880), and David Ausubel (1918).