American Female Psychologists

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 1 Veronica Porché Ali

Veronica Porché Ali
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Famous As: Muhammad Ali’s Ex-Wife, Psychologist
Birthdate: December 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

 2 N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.

N. K. Jemisin became the first writer to win the Hugo Best Novel award thrice consecutively and is best known for her Inheritance trilogy and her Broken Earth series. The African-American author is also a trained psychologist and has worked as a counsellor in several universities.

 3 Carol S. Dweck

Carol S. Dweck
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Famous As: Physiologists
Birthdate: October 17, 1946
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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 4 Christine Blasey Ford

Christine Blasey Ford
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Famous As: Professor
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.

 5 Elizabeth Loftus

Elizabeth Loftus
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Famous As: Psychologist, Statistician, University teacher
Birthdate: October 16, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 6 Mary Ainsworth

Mary Ainsworth
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Famous As: Psychologist
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.

 7 Laura Schlessinger

Laura Schlessinger
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Famous As: Psychologist, Radio personality
Birthdate: January 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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 8 Tam O'Shaughnessy

Tam O'Shaughnessy
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Famous As: Tennis player, Writer
Birthdate: January 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Andreas, California, United States

 9 Amy Cuddy

Amy Cuddy
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: June 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Robesonia, Pennsylvania, USA

 10 Lillian Moller Gilbreth

Lillian Moller Gilbreth
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Famous As: Mother of Modern Management
Birthdate: May 24, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oakland
Died: January 2, 1972

 11 Mary Whiton Calkins

Mary Whiton Calkins
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Famous As: Psychologist, University teacher
Birthdate: March 30, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartford
Died: February 26, 1930

 12 Carol Gilligan

Carol Gilligan
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Famous As: Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer, Sociologist, Feminist
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.

 13 Marsha M. Linehan

Marsha M. Linehan
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Famous As: Psychologist, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: May 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tulsa

 14 Tara Brach

Tara Brach
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: May 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus

 15 Anne Treisman

Anne Treisman
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Famous As: Psychologist, University teacher
Birthdate: February 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wakefield

 16 Barbara De Angelis

Barbara De Angelis
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Famous As: Psychologist, Writer
Birthdate: March 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: United States

 17 Alison Gopnik

Alison Gopnik
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Famous As: Psychologist, Author, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: June 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia

 18 James Tiptree Jr.

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

 19 Margaret Floy Washburn

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

 20 Mary Cover Jones

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

 21 Nancy Chodorow

Nancy Chodorow
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Famous As: Psychologist, Writer, Sociologist
Birthdate: January 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City

 22 Anna Jean Ayres

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

 23 Ellen Langer

Ellen Langer
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Famous As: Psychologist, University teacher
Birthdate: March 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Bronx

 24 Sandra Bem

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

 25 Eleanor J. Gibson

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

 26 Helene Deutsch

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

 27 Vivian Paley

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

 28 Eleanor Clarke Slagle

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

 29 Judith Wallerstein

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

 30 Cindi Katz

Cindi Katz
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Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 31 Byllye Avery

Byllye Avery
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Famous As: Healthcare Leader
Birthdate: October 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waynesville, Georgia, United States

 32 June Downey

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

 33 Louise Bates Ames

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

 34 Lillien Jane Martin

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

 35 Theodora Mead Abel

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

 36 Margaret Morse Nice

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

 37 Elisabeth Irwin

Elisabeth Irwin
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Famous As: Educator
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.