Famous Austrian Psychologists

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 1 Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud
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Famous As: Neurologist
Birthdate: May 6, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Austrian
Died: September 23, 1939

Regarded as the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud was a neurologist. Despite suffering criticism, psychoanalysis remains influential in the fields of psychology and psychiatry; such is the influence Freud has on humanities. Scholars believe that Freud is one of the most influential personalities of the 20th century and that his impact is comparable to that of Marxism and Darwinism.

 2 Alfred Adler

Alfred Adler
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Birthdate: February 7, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Austrian
Died: May 28, 1937

Alfred Adler was an Austrian psychotherapist and medical doctor. He is credited with founding the school of individual psychology. He was also one of the founders of the psychoanalytic movement along with Sigmund Freud and Freud's colleagues. In 2002, a survey conducted by Review of General Psychology named Adler among the 20th century's most eminent psychologists.

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 3 Anna Freud

Anna Freud
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Famous As: Founder of psychoanalytic child psychology
Birthdate: December 3, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Austrian
Died: October 9, 1982

Anna Freud was a British psychoanalyst. The daughter of Sigmund Freud, Anna followed in the footsteps of her father and made important contributions to the field of psychoanalysis. Alongside Melanie Klein and Hermine Hug-Hellmuth, Anna Freud is counted among the founders of psychoanalytic child psychology. Her work and contributions were featured in a documentary titled The Century of the Self.

 4 Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein
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Famous As: Psychanalyst
Birthdate: March 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Austrian, British
Died: September 22, 1960

 5 Otto Rank

Otto Rank
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: April 22, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Austrian
Died: October 31, 1939

 6 Otto Weininger

Otto Weininger
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Famous As: Philosopher, Writer, Psychologist
Birthdate: April 3, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Austrian
Died: October 4, 1903

 7 Josef Breuer

Josef Breuer
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Famous As: Physician, Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: January 15, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Austrian
Died: June 20, 1925
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 8 Paul Watzlawick

Paul Watzlawick
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Famous As: Philosopher, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Sociologist, University teacher, Non-fiction writer, Communication scholar
Birthdate: July 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Austrian, American
Died: March 31, 2007

 9 Rudolf Dreikurs

Rudolf Dreikurs
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: February 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Austrian
Died: May 25, 1972