Dr. Arkowitz was an emeritus associate professor of psychology at the University of Arizona. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and his B.A. from New York University. His work was dedicated to understanding how people change and why they don’t. He was the author of numerous books, including a collection of articles he co-authored in from Scientific American Mind, “Facts and Fictions in Mental Health.”
Survivors include his children, Alex, Jennifer, and Laura; brother, Martin; the love of his life, Lollie; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.