Dr. Donald Meichenbaum - Early Academics

Donald Meichenbaum was raised in New York City. "I was always fascinated by the process of trying to understand human behavior. As a youth, I was interested in how people come to engage in destructive aggressive acts like the Holocaust." A natural 'people-watcher', young Donald knew very early that he would like to understand how people think.

Donald also noticed, as no one could fail to, that people on the streets of New York City often talked to themselves, a fact he found intriguing and would come back to in later years.