Have you ever wondered why some people just can’t get out of their depressing mood? Do you find it hard to understand people who eat for comfort and then complain of getting fat? Do you have someone in your group who displays split personality? Is your sibling antisocial? Well, the answer for all of the above is psychological disorder. It isn’t that people with psychological disorder look different from the rest – they simply act differently. And it is to help them come out of their psychological problems that we have psychologists. Psychologists are professionals who are well-equipped to treat people with behavioural and personality disorder. They evaluate and study the mental process and are clinically qualified to help sufferers cope effectively from life issues and mental health. As such, psychologists are often referred to as doctors of mental health. In our world today, psychologists or psychiatrists, as they are often called, have started playing an important role in the society, given the stressful life. Every country today has a pool of psychologists who are uniquely qualified to help people come out from their stress and America is one such country. It boasts of having clinically proficient professionals who are qualified to help people suffering from psychological issues. Given here are the profiles of some of the greatest American psychologists – their life, study, work and contribution in the society.
Steven PinkerSteven Pinker
18 September 1954
Psychologist, Linguists
B. F. SkinnerB. F. Skinner
20 March 1904
American psychologist

John DeweyJohn Dewey
20 October 1859

William JamesWilliam James
11 January 1842
Philosopher, Psychologist

Abraham MaslowAbraham Maslow
01 April 1908

David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman
05 March 1934
American-Israeli psychologist
William Moulton MarstonWilliam Moulton Marston
09 May 1893

Carl RogersCarl Rogers
08 January 1902

Erik EriksonErik Erikson
15 June 1902
American-German psychologist
John B. WatsonJohn B. Watson
09 January 1878

Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
31 October 1905
Henry MurrayHenry Murray
13 May 1893

Martin SeligmanMartin Seligman
12 August 1942

Kurt LewinKurt Lewin
09 September 1890

Edward ThorndikeEdward Thorndike
31 August 1874

George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
27 February 1863
Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
24 May 1878
Mother of Modern Management

William GlasserWilliam Glasser
11 May 1925
Developer of reality therapy and choice theory

Herbert SimonHerbert Simon
15 June 1916
Economist, Political scientist, sociologist,

Carol S. DweckCarol S. Dweck
17 October 1976
Timothy Francis LearyTimothy Francis Leary
22 October 1920
American psychologist

Phil McGrawPhil McGraw
01 September 1950
College Student Personnel, Actor, Television
John MoneyJohn Money
08 July 1921
Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Physician, University

N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
19 September 1972

Jonathan HaidtJonathan Haidt
19 October 1963
Ian LithgowIan Lithgow
03 February 1972

Eugene LandyEugene Landy
26 November 1934
Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
29 September 1934
Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist

Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
23 March 1933
Social psychologist, University teacher,

John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
05 May 1957
Author, Theologian, Psychologist
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
18 January 1932
Writer, Novelist, Philosopher, Essayist,

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John AmaechiJohn Amaechi
26 November 1970
Basketball player, Blogger, Politician
Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
16 January 1947
Radio personality, Writer, Social worker,

Dan ArielyDan Ariely
29 April 1967

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
17 October 1946

Arthur JensenArthur Jensen
24 August 1923
Psychologist, University teacher
Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
15 August 1933
Psychologist, University teacher, Sociologist
Howard GardnerHoward Gardner
11 July 1943
Teacher, Psychologist, University teacher,

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
09 May 1904
Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist,

Eric HofferEric Hoffer
25 July 1902
Writer, Philosopher, Psychologist

Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
15 April 1920
Psychiatrist, Scientist, Writer, University
Adam GrantAdam Grant
13 August 1981

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
05 December 1901
Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist,

Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
18 July 1921
Psychiatrist, University teacher, Psychologist

Jerome BrunerJerome Bruner
01 October 1915
Psychologist, University teacher

Don NormanDon Norman
25 December 1935
Engineer, Computer scientist, Psychologist, Writer
G. Stanley HallG. Stanley Hall
01 February 1844
Psychologist, Science writer

Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
01 July 1931
Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Writer, Physician
K. Anders EricssonK. Anders Ericsson

Robert PlominRobert Plomin
1948 AD

Marshall RosenbergMarshall Rosenberg
06 October 1934
Psychologist, Academic, Non-fiction writer
Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
25 October 1927
Psychologist, Academic, Non-fiction writer

Tara BrachTara Brach
17 May 1953
Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
16 October 1944
Psychologist, Statistician, University teacher

Marsha M. LinehanMarsha M. Linehan
05 May 1943
Psychologist, University teacher, Writer

Robert PlutchikRobert Plutchik
21 October 1927
Psychologist, Emotion psychologist, University

Eric KandelEric Kandel
07 November 1929
Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist,

Urie BronfenbrennerUrie Bronfenbrenner
29 April 1917
Psychologist, Academic, University teacher, Writer
Rollo MayRollo May
21 April 1909

Gordon AllportGordon Allport
11 November 1897
Psychologist, Academic, University teacher,

Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
28 August 1903
Writer, Psychologist, University teacher,

Edward B. TitchenerEdward B. Titchener
11 January 1867
Philosopher, Psychologist, University teacher
Benjamin BloomBenjamin Bloom
21 February 1913
Psychologist, School teacher, University teacher

Leon FestingerLeon Festinger
08 May 1919
Psychologist, University teacher
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
28 November 1936
Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer,

Amy CuddyAmy Cuddy
23 June 1972

J. C. R. LickliderJ. C. R. Licklider
11 March 1915
Seymour PapertSeymour Papert
29 February 1928
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Educator,

James Tiptree Jr.James Tiptree Jr.
24 August 1915
Mary Whiton CalkinsMary Whiton Calkins
30 March 1863
Psychologist, University teacher

Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
20 March 1905

Richard BandlerRichard Bandler
24 February 1950
J. Michael BaileyJ. Michael Bailey
02 July 1957

Otto F. KernbergOtto F. Kernberg
10 September 1928
Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, University teacher,
Mary AinsworthMary Ainsworth
01 December 1913

Robert SternbergRobert Sternberg
08 December 1949
Psychologist, University teacher

James HillmanJames Hillman
12 April 1926
Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer

Lewis TermanLewis Terman
15 January 1877
Psychologist, University teacher
J. P. GuilfordJ. P. Guilford
07 March 1897
Julian JaynesJulian Jaynes
27 February 1920
Psychologist, University teacher

Max WertheimerMax Wertheimer
15 April 1880
Psychologist, University teacher

Warren BennisWarren Bennis
08 March 1925
Writer, Economist, Psychologist

Chris ArgyrisChris Argyris
16 July 1923
Economist, Psychologist, University teacher
Walter MischelWalter Mischel
22 February 1930
Psychologist, Author, University teacher

Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
25 July 1921
Philosopher, Psychologist, Psychotherapist,

George Armitage MillerGeorge Armitage Miller
03 February 1920

Margaret Floy WashburnMargaret Floy Washburn
25 July 1871

David McClellandDavid McClelland
20 May 1917
Psychologist, University teacher, Sociologist
Robert TriversRobert Trivers
19 February 1943
Psychologist, University teacher

Allen NewellAllen Newell
19 March 1927
Psychologist, Computer scientist, Mathematician,
Claude SteeleClaude Steele
01 January 1946

Barbara De AngelisBarbara De Angelis
04 March 1951
Psychologist, Writer
Laurence J. PeterLaurence J. Peter
16 September 1919
Harry Stack SullivanHarry Stack Sullivan
21 February 1892
Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist