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Icek Ajzen

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Icek Ajzen (born 1942, Chełm, Poland) is a social psychologist and professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and is best known for his work, with Martin Fishbein, on the theory of planned behavior.[1] Ajzen has been ranked the most influential individual scientist within social psychology in terms of cumulative research impact[2] and, in 2013, received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.[3] His research has been influential across diverse fields such as advertising, health psychology, and environmental psychology, and has been cited over 280,000 times.[4]


  1. ^ Ajzen, I. (1985). From intentions to actions: A theory of planned behavior. In J. Kuhl & J. Beckmann (Eds.), Action-control: From cognition to behavior (page 1, line 39). Heidelberg: Springer.
  2. ^ Nosek, B. A., Graham, J., Lindner, N. M., Kesebir, S., Hawkins, C. B. et al. (2010). Cumulative and career-stage citation impact of social-personality psychology programs and their members. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1283–1300. doi:10.1177/0146167210378111
  3. ^ Distinguished Scientist Award Recipients
  4. ^ Google Scholar