American Female Psychologists

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Christine Blasey Ford
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Birthdate: November 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: United States
Palo Alto University professor and Stanford researcher Christine Blasey Ford made headlines when, in 2018, she accused U.S. Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her back in 1982. Apart from teaching psychology, she has also been a biostatistician. She was also named to Time 100 in 2019.

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Veronica Porché Ali
(Muhammad Ali’s Ex-Wife, Psychologist)

Veronica Porché Ali
8
Birthdate: December 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

 3 

Gwynne Gilford
4
Birthdate: July 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 4 
Carol S. Dweck
(Best Known for Her Work on The 'Mindset' of Psychological Traits)

Carol S. Dweck
4
Birthdate: October 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Renowned psychologist Carol S. Dweck has taught at both Columbia and Harvard and is now a professor at Stanford. She is best known for her research on fixed mindset and growth mindset and has also penned popular books such as Self-theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality and Development.

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Mary Ainsworth
(Psychologist)

Mary Ainsworth
3
Birthdate: December 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glendale, Ohio, United States
Died: March 21, 1999

American-Canadian developmental psychologist Mary Ainsworth is best remembered for her contributions in developing the attachment theory. She devised the Strange situation procedure during the 1970s to observe early emotional connect and relationship between a caregiver and child. She was ranked as the 97th most cited psychologist of the 20th century in a 2002 survey of Review of General Psychology.

 6 
Laura Schlessinger
(Psychologist, Radio personality)

Laura Schlessinger
4
Birthdate: January 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 7 
Tam O'Shaughnessy
(Tennis player, Writer)

Tam O'Shaughnessy
3
Birthdate: January 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Andreas, California, United States
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 8 
Amy Cuddy
(Psychologist)

Amy Cuddy
3
Birthdate: June 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Robesonia, Pennsylvania, USA

 9 
Elizabeth Loftus
(Psychologist, Statistician, University teacher)

Elizabeth Loftus
3
Birthdate: October 16, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles

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Lillian Moller Gilbreth
3
Birthdate: May 24, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: January 2, 1972

 11 
Carol Gilligan
(Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer, Sociologist, Feminist)

Carol Gilligan
3
Birthdate: November 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City

Carol Gilligan is an American psychologist, ethicist, and feminist. She is renowned for her work on ethical relationships and ethical community. She also serves as a professor of Applied Psychology and Humanities at New York University. Considered the chief architect of the ethics of care, Gilligan was named in the 25 most influential people list by Time magazine in 1996.

 12 
Tara Brach
(Psychologist)

Tara Brach
3
Birthdate: May 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus

 13 
Mary Whiton Calkins
(Psychologist, University teacher)

Mary Whiton Calkins
2
Birthdate: March 30, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartford
Died: February 26, 1930

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Marsha M. Linehan
(Psychologist, University teacher, Writer)

Marsha M. Linehan
3
Birthdate: May 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tulsa

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Barbara De Angelis
(Psychologist, Writer)

Barbara De Angelis
2
Birthdate: March 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: United States

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James Tiptree Jr.
2
Birthdate: August 24, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S
Died: May 19, 1987

 17 
Anne Treisman
(Psychologist, University teacher)

Anne Treisman
2
Birthdate: February 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wakefield

 18 
Alison Gopnik
(Psychologist, Author, University teacher, Writer)

Alison Gopnik
2
Birthdate: June 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia

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Margaret Floy Washburn
4
Birthdate: July 25, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 29, 1939

 20 
Mary Cover Jones
(psychologist)

Mary Cover Jones
1
Birthdate: September 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johnstown
Died: July 22, 1987

 21 
Nancy Chodorow
(Psychologist, Writer, Sociologist)

Nancy Chodorow
1
Birthdate: January 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City

 22 
Sandra Bem
(Psychologist)

Sandra Bem
1
Birthdate: June 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: May 20, 2014

 23 
Anna Jean Ayres
(Occupational Therapist)

Anna Jean Ayres
1
Birthdate: January 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Visalia, California, United States
Died: December 16, 1988

 24 
Ellen Langer
(Psychologist, University teacher)

Ellen Langer
1
Birthdate: March 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Bronx

 25 
Helene Deutsch
(Psychologist)

Helene Deutsch
1
Birthdate: October 9, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Przemyśl, Poland
Died: March 29, 1982

 26 
Eleanor J. Gibson
(Psychologist)

Eleanor J. Gibson
1
Birthdate: December 7, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died: December 30, 2002

 27 
Vivian Paley
(Educator, Writer)

Vivian Paley
0
Birthdate: January 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 26, 2019

 28 
Sandra Wood Scarr
(Former Psychologist known for Heritability of IQ, Race and intelligence)

Sandra Wood Scarr
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: October 8, 2021

 29 
Eleanor Clarke Slagle
(Social worker)

Eleanor Clarke Slagle
0
Birthdate: October 13, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hobart, New York, United States
Died: September 18, 1942

 30 
Judith Wallerstein
(Psychologist)

Judith Wallerstein
0
Birthdate: December 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 18, 2012

 31 
Cindi Katz
(Geographer)

Cindi Katz
0
Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 32 
Byllye Avery
(Healthcare Leader)

Byllye Avery
0
Birthdate: October 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waynesville, Georgia, United States

 33 
June Downey
(Psychologist)

June Downey
0
Birthdate: July 13, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Laramie, Wyoming, United States
Died: October 11, 1932

 34 
Theodora Mead Abel
(Psychologist)

Theodora Mead Abel
0
Birthdate: September 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: December 2, 1998

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Louise Bates Ames
(Psychologist)

Louise Bates Ames
0
Birthdate: October 29, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
Died: October 31, 1996

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Lillien Jane Martin
(Psychologist)

Lillien Jane Martin
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Birthdate: July 7, 1851
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Olean, New York, United States
Died: March 26, 1943

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Margaret Morse Nice
(Ornithologist)

Margaret Morse Nice
0
Birthdate: December 6, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 26, 1974

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Louise J. Kaplan
(Former Psychologist best known for her research into sexual perversion and fetishism)

Louise J. Kaplan
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Birthdate: November 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 9, 2012

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Elisabeth Irwin
(Educator)

Elisabeth Irwin
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Birthdate: August 29, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: October 16, 1942

The daughter of a cotton merchant, Elisabeth Irwin developed feminist leanings early in life. She grew up to be an educator who established Little Red School House, regarded the first progressive school of New York City. She was also an open lesbian who raised two adopted children with her partner.