List of famous psychologists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

A psychologist studies human behavior and mental thought processes through systematic observation. Ensuring the mental well-being of people is one of the sole functional areas and responsibility of a psychologist. They may work as motivational trainers, help to build organizational skills and help students cope with stress, thus offering their services to help shape human personalities. A psychologist is thus any licensed person, trained and adequately qualified to provide mental-health treatment. There are many types of psychologists, including clinical psychologists, school psychologists, organizational psychologists, sports psychologists, criminal psychologists and rehabilitation psychologists, among others. The earliest developments in the field of psychology were during the time of the early Greeks. In the 17th century, Rene Descartes, a French philosopher proclaimed that the mind and the body were separate entities. The concept of psychology has ancient roots and did not evolve into a full-fledged science, until the year 1879, when the first psychology lab was established. Here is a compilation of a list of famous psychologists. Explore and learn more interesting facts and details about them through their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Phil McGrawPhil McGraw
(American)
Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
(Austrian)
Eugene LandyEugene Landy
(American)

Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
(Austrian,American)
John B. WatsonJohn B. Watson
(American)
Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
(American)

John MoneyJohn Money
(New Zealander,American)
Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
(British)
Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
(British)

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
(American)
Erich FrommErich Fromm
(German)
Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(American)

Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
(New Zealander)
Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
(American)
Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
(American)

Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
(American)
Howard GardnerHoward Gardner
(American)
Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
(American)

France NuyenFrance Nuyen
(French)
Edward ThorndikeEdward Thorndike
(American)
Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
(American)

Michael PersingerMichael Persinger
(American)
George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
(American)
Kurt LewinKurt Lewin
(German,Polish,American)

Henry MurrayHenry Murray
(American)
Jerome BrunerJerome Bruner
(American)
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
(American)

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
Martin SeligmanMartin Seligman
(American)
Norbert WienerNorbert Wiener
(American)

Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
(American)
Amos TverskyAmos Tversky
(Israeli)
Magnus HirschfeldMagnus Hirschfeld
(German)

Urie BronfenbrennerUrie Bronfenbrenner
(American)
Elton MayoElton Mayo
(Australian)
Alfred BinetAlfred Binet
(French)

John BowlbyJohn Bowlby
(British)
Hermann EbbinghausHermann Ebbinghaus
(German)
Henri NouwenHenri Nouwen

G. Stanley HallG. Stanley Hall
(American)
Eric KandelEric Kandel
(American)
Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
(Hungarian,American)

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)
Gordon AllportGordon Allport
(American)
Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
(Israeli)
Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
(Austrian,American)
Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
(American)

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
(American)
Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
(Polish)
Edward B. TitchenerEdward B. Titchener
(British,American)

Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
(Austrian,British)
Benjamin BloomBenjamin Bloom
(American)
Walter MischelWalter Mischel
(American)

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)
Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
(British,American)
Cyril BurtCyril Burt
(British)

Don NormanDon Norman
(American)
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
(American)
J. P. GuilfordJ. P. Guilford
(American)

Hermann WeylHermann Weyl
(German,American)
Mary Whiton CalkinsMary Whiton Calkins
(American)
Mary AinsworthMary Ainsworth
(Canadian,American)

Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
(Belgian,French)
Marshall RosenbergMarshall Rosenberg
(American)
Robert PlutchikRobert Plutchik
(American)

Richard LynnRichard Lynn
(British)
Robert SternbergRobert Sternberg
(American)
Rollo MayRollo May
(American)

Leon FestingerLeon Festinger
(American)
David McClellandDavid McClelland
(American)
Otto RankOtto Rank
(Austrian)

Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
(Czech,American)
Eric HofferEric Hoffer
(American)
Marsha M. LinehanMarsha M. Linehan
(American)

Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
(French)
D. T. SuzukiD. T. Suzuki
(Japanese)
Max WertheimerMax Wertheimer
(American)