George Weinberg was born on May 17, 1929 and died on March 20, 2017.
He was an American psychologist.
Weinberg was the author of several books.
Weinberg coined the term “homophobia” in 1965, and it first appeared in the press in 1969.
Weinberg’s father, Frederick Weinberg, was a lawyer while his mother, Lillian Hyman, was a secretary for a law firm.
George Weinberg grew up without his father in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.
He graduated from City College of New York, and went on to earn a Master’s degree in English from New York University in 1951, where he also studied Statistics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Subsequently, he earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University.
His extensive background in mathematics was reflected in his doctoral thesis, “Clinical versus Statistical Prediction in Psychology”, and he later wrote the textbook, Statistics, An Intuitive Approach.
He was married to Dianne Rowe
He died due to cancer.
George Weinberg passed away at 87 years old.