Famous British Psychologists

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Anna Freud
(British Psychoanalyst and Founder of Psychoanalytic Child Psychology)
Anna Freud
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Birthdate: December 3, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
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.

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John Bowlby
(Psychologist)
John Bowlby
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Birthdate: February 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bournemouth, London, England
Died: September 2, 1990
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Raymond Cattell
(Psychologist)
Raymond Cattell
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Birthdate: March 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Bromwich, England
Died: February 2, 1998
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Simon Baron-Cohen
(Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist, Researcher)
Simon Baron-Cohen
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Birthdate: August 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

British clinical-psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen is noted for making significant contributions in fields like autism-neuroimaging, autism-genetics, and synaesthesia, and his services to autistic people, for which he was knighted in the 2021 New Year Honours. He formulated mind-blindness theory and fetal-sex-steroid theory of autism and presently serves as a professor at the University of Cambridge and director of the university's Autism Research Centre.

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Hans Eysenck
(British Psychologist Known for His Work on Intelligence and Personality)
Hans Eysenck
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Birthdate: March 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 4, 1997

Born to German actor parents who divorced when he was 2, psychologist Hans Eysenck was raised by his grandmother till he went to England at 18. He is best remembered for his theories on personality and intelligence. His claim that genetic factors decide racial differences in intelligence was criticized.

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Melanie Klein
(Austrian-British Author and Psychoanalyst)
Melanie Klein
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Birthdate: March 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 22, 1960

Melanie Klein was an Austrian-British author and psychoanalyst. A key figure in the development of object relations theory, she is best known for her work in child analysis. She began her studies by observing her own children’s behavior while they were growing up. As a woman in a field dominated by men, she was also a feminist icon. 

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Rupert Sheldrake
(English Author Best Known For His Research in Parapsychology)
Rupert Sheldrake
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Birthdate: June 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England

Rupert Sheldrake is an English author best known for his research in the field of parapsychology. He is credited with proposing the concept of morphic resonance, which has been categorized as pseudoscience by mainstream scientists. Rupert Sheldrake is also known for his work encompassing paranormal subjects like telepathy, precognition, and the psychic staring effect.

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Gregory Bateson
(Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist, Psychologist)
Gregory Bateson
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Birthdate: May 9, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grantchester
Died: June 11, 1980

Gregory Bateson was an English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, and visual anthropologist. Along with his colleagues, he developed the double-bind theory of schizophrenia. Also a cyberneticist, he was part of the core group of the Macy Conferences in Cybernetics. He was a member of philosopher William Irwin Thompson's esoteric nonprofit foundation Lindisfarne Association.  

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Richard Lynn
(psychologist, university teacher)
Richard Lynn
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Birthdate: 1930 AD
Birthplace: Bristol
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Wilfred Bion
(English Psychoanalyst Who Became President of the British Psychoanalytical Society From 1962 to 1965)
Wilfred Bion
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Birthdate: September 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: India
Died: August 28, 1979

Born in British India, Wilfred Bion grew up to be a prominent psychoanalyst. He had fought during World War I. He is best remembered for his work on group dynamics and the object relations theory. He was also part of the Tavistock group of psychologists who founded the Tavistock Institute.

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Edward B. Titchener
(Philosopher, Psychologist, University teacher)
Edward B. Titchener
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Birthdate: January 11, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chichester
Died: August 3, 1927
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Charles Spearman
(Psychologist)
Charles Spearman
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Birthdate: September 10, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 17, 1945
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David Marr
David Marr
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Birthdate: January 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Woodford, London
Died: November 17, 1980
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Anne Treisman
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Anne Treisman
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Birthdate: February 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wakefield
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Brenda Milner
(Neuroscientist, Psychologist, University teacher)
Brenda Milner
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Birthdate: July 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manchester

Considered a pioneer in her field, centenarian neuropsychologist Brenda Milner is known for her immense contribution to clinical neuropsychology. Especially known for her work on memory and cognition, she has contributed immensely to the study of temporal lobe. Her papers on the frontal lobes in problem-solving and the lateralization of hemispheric function in language are also highly regarded by scholars.

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Henri Tajfel
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Henri Tajfel
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Birthdate: June 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Włocławek
Died: May 3, 1982
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William McDougall
(English Psychologist)
William McDougall
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Birthdate: June 22, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chadderton, Lancashire, England
Died: November 28, 1938
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Cyril Burt
(British Psychologist and Geneticist Known for His Studies on the 'Heritability of IQ')
Cyril Burt
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Birthdate: March 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: October 10, 1971

Cyril Burt was an English geneticist and educational psychologist who also made immense contributions to statistics. A prolific writer, Cyril Burt published several books and articles on topics ranging from psychometrics to parapsychology over the course of his career.

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Frederic Bartlett
(Teacher, Psychologist, University teacher)
Frederic Bartlett
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Birthdate: October 20, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stow-on-the-Wold
Died: September 30, 1969
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Tony Attwood
(Psychologist)
Tony Attwood
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Birthdate: February 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham

British clinical psychologist Tony Attwood is best known for his expertise on the autism spectrum. While he now teaches at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, he has also penned the bestselling book Asperger's Syndrome - A Guide for Parents and Professionals. He also organizes workshops and training courses on Asperger's Syndrome.

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Oliver James
(British Psychologist)
Oliver James
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Birthdate: 1953 AD
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Graham Wallas
(British Psychologist, Sociologists and Political Scientist)
Graham Wallas
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Birthdate: May 31, 1858
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, England
Died: August 9, 1932

Political scientist and Fabian Society leader Graham Wallas is best known for his iconic work Human Nature in Politics. He contributed to the development of the London School of Economics and was one of its first professors. He also proposed one of the first models of the creative process.

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Anthony Storr
(Psychiatrist)
Anthony Storr
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Birthdate: May 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: LONDON
Died: March 17, 2001
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Michael Argyle
(psychologist, university teacher)
Michael Argyle
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Birthdate: August 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nottingham
Died: September 6, 2002
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David Hartley
(British physician and philosopher)
David Hartley
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Birthdate: August 30, 1705
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Armley, England
Died: August 28, 1757
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Leyla Hussein
(Psychotherapist)
Leyla Hussein
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Birthdate: 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Somalia
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Wilfred Trotter
(Surgeon)
Wilfred Trotter
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Birthdate: November 3, 1872
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coleford, Gloucestershire, England
Died: November 25, 1939
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C. Lloyd Morgan
(British Psychologist and Ethologist Who is Known for His Theory of Emergent Evolution)
C. Lloyd Morgan
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Birthdate: February 6, 1852
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 6, 1936

C. Lloyd Morgan was a British psychologist and ethologist. He is well-known for his famous theory of emergent evolution. C. Lloyd Morgan is also renowned for his experimental approach to animal psychology, which is now known as Morgan's Canon. Morgan's Canon or the principle or law of parsimony played a key role in the development of behaviourism.

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Michael Scott Montague Fordham
(Psychoanalyst)
Michael Scott Montague Fordham
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Birthdate: August 4, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kensington, England
Died: April 14, 1995
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Ann Katharine Mitchell
(Psychologist)
Ann Katharine Mitchell
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Birthdate: November 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
Died: May 11, 2020
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George Stout
(Philosopher)
George Stout
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Birthdate: January 6, 1860
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South Shields, England
Died: August 18, 1944
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Charles Colchester
(Clairvoyants)
Charles Colchester
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Birthplace: England