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Hagen, John William
John William Hagen was born May 11, 1940, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Wayne S. Hagen, M.D., and Elfie M. Erickson Hagen. Hagen's father left his home state of South Dakota to pursue medical training at the University of Minnesota, where he met his wife, a nurse at the hospital where he interned. Hagen's early childhood was spent near Army medical facilities in Rockford, Illinois; Brooklyn, New York; and San Francisco, where his father was stationed as a surgeon during and immediately after World War II. The family returned to Minneapolis in 1948, where Hagen was educated in the public schools and entered the University of Minnesota in 1958, intending to major in architecture. By the end of his sophomore year, however, he was attracted to the behavioral and social sciences, inspired in part by an unforgettable course in introductory psychology taught by David LaBerge (who played the piano in class) ...