Paul Watzlawick

Paul Watzlawick (July 25, 1921 – March 31, 2007) was an Austrian-American family therapist, psychologist, communication theorist, and philosopher. A theoretician in communication theory and radical constructivism, he commented in the fields of family therapy and general psychotherapy. Watzlawick believed that people create their own suffering in the very act of trying to fix their emotional problems. He was one of the most influential figures at the Mental Research Institute and lived and worked in Palo Alto, California.

Paul Watzlawick
Born(1921-07-25)July 25, 1921
DiedMarch 31, 2007(2007-03-31) (aged 85)
Main interests
Communication theory and radical constructivism
Notable ideas
"One cannot not communicate"