Gordon Hearn


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(1914–1979) Gordon Hearn was an influential theoretician and group worker who introduced general systems theory into social work. Born in Canada, where his father was an educator, he received his early education and professional experience there, working with boys in the Young Men's Christian Association. He earned a master's degree from George Williams College in Chicago in 1939 and was a member of the first doctoral class in group psychology organized and directed by Kurt Lewin at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Social Work.

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