Graduated in philosophy and psychology from the Faculty of Arts of Budapest University (1959).
Obtained Candidate degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences with a thesis on a specifically human basic need (1968).
Obtained Doctor of Science degree from the Hungarian Academy of Science with a thesis on social identity and paradoxes of its psychic elaboration (1988)
László Garai was a member of the Advisory board of the Hungarian Ministry of Finance.
He is on the editiorial board of the Journal of Russian and East European Psychology.
- The activity theory of Alexei Leontiev was the base of his hypothesi while working on a paradoxical need for a needfree activitys:
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