Famous French Psychologists

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Jacques Lacan
(Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist)

Jacques Lacan
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Birthdate: April 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 9, 1981
French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan is remembered for his philosophical approach that explored Freudian concepts, to which he applied elements of structuralism and anthropology to create his own concepts. His controversial suggestions led to his expulsion from the International Psychoanalytic Association. One of his key concepts was “Return to Freud.”

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France Nuyen
(Actress)

France Nuyen
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Birthdate: July 31, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marseille, France

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Alfred Binet
(Psychologist, Educationist)

Alfred Binet
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Birthdate: July 8, 1857
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice
Died: October 18, 1911
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Gustave Le Bon
(Physician, Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Psychologist, Philosopher, Historian, Sociologist)

Gustave Le Bon
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Birthdate: May 7, 1841
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nogent-le-Rotrou
Died: December 13, 1931

French social psychologist Gustave Le Bon is best remembered for his research on crowd psychology. In his iconic work La psychologie des foules, or The Crowd, he stated that people are driven by their emotions and not by their intellect when they act as part of a crowd.

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Félix Guattari
(Philosopher)

Félix Guattari
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Birthdate: April 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Villeneuve-les-Sablons, France
Died: August 29, 1992

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Émile Coué
(Psychologist)

Émile Coué
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Birthdate: February 26, 1857
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Troyes, France
Died: July 2, 1926

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Pierre Janet
(Psychologist)

Pierre Janet
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Birthdate: May 30, 1859
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 24, 1947
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Maurice Halbwachs
(Former French philosopher and sociologist known for developing the concept of collective memory)

Maurice Halbwachs
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Birthdate: March 11, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: March 16, 1945

Maurice Halbwachs was one of the few French sociologists to work empirically. One of the brightest students at École Normale Supérieure, he later joined socialist movements. Though appreciated for his work on memory and its social conditions, he was detained by the Nazis and died in the Buchenwald concentration camp.

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James Mark Baldwin
(Philosopher, Psychologist, University teacher)

James Mark Baldwin
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Birthdate: January 12, 1861
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Columbia
Died: November 8, 1934

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William G. Perry
(psychologist)

William G. Perry
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Birthdate: 1913 AD
Birthplace: paris
Died: January 12, 1998

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Théodule-Armand Ribot
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Birthdate: December 18, 1839
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guingamp, France
Died: December 9, 1916