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

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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.

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Phil McGrawPhil McGraw
(American)
Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
(British)
Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
(New Zealander)

Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
(Austrian)
Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
(American)
John B. WatsonJohn B. Watson
(American)

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
(American)
Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(American)
John MoneyJohn Money
(New Zealander,American)

Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
(American)
Erich FrommErich Fromm
(German)
France NuyenFrance Nuyen
(French)

Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
(British)
Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
(American)
Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
(American)

Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
(American)
Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
(American)
Eugene LandyEugene Landy
(American)

Howard GardnerHoward Gardner
(American)
John BowlbyJohn Bowlby
(British)
Norbert WienerNorbert Wiener
(American)

Edward ThorndikeEdward Thorndike
(American)
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
(American)
Kurt LewinKurt Lewin
(German,Polish,American)

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Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
Magnus HirschfeldMagnus Hirschfeld
(German)
Amos TverskyAmos Tversky
(Israeli)

George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
(American)
Henry MurrayHenry Murray
(American)
Jerome BrunerJerome Bruner
(American)

Martin SeligmanMartin Seligman
(American)
Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
(Israeli)
Henri NouwenHenri Nouwen

Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
(Hungarian,American)
Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
(American)
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)

Gordon AllportGordon Allport
(American)
Alfred BinetAlfred Binet
(French)
Urie BronfenbrennerUrie Bronfenbrenner
(American)

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
Eric KandelEric Kandel
(American)
Hermann EbbinghausHermann Ebbinghaus
(German)

Richard LynnRichard Lynn
(British)
Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
(American)
Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
(American)

Elton MayoElton Mayo
(Australian)
Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
(Austrian,British)
Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
(Austrian,American)

Don NormanDon Norman
(American)
Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
(Czech,American)
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)

Robert PlutchikRobert Plutchik
(American)
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
(American)
Hermann WeylHermann Weyl
(German,American)

Marshall RosenbergMarshall Rosenberg
(American)
Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
(British,American)
Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
(Belgian,French)

Robert SternbergRobert Sternberg
(American)
G. Stanley HallG. Stanley Hall
(American)
Otto RankOtto Rank
(Austrian)

Benjamin BloomBenjamin Bloom
(American)
Rollo MayRollo May
(American)
D. T. SuzukiD. T. Suzuki
(Japanese)

Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
(French)
J. Philippe RushtonJ. Philippe Rushton
(Canadian)
Leon FestingerLeon Festinger
(American)

Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
(Polish)
Marsha M. LinehanMarsha M. Linehan
(American)
Eric HofferEric Hoffer
(American)

J. P. GuilfordJ. P. Guilford
(American)
Mary AinsworthMary Ainsworth
(Canadian,American)
Otto WeiningerOtto Weininger
(Austrian)

Fritz PerlsFritz Perls
(German)
David McClellandDavid McClelland
(American)
J. C. R. LickliderJ. C. R. Licklider
(American)

Cornelius CastoriadisCornelius Castoriadis
(French,Greek)
Lewis TermanLewis Terman
(American)
Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
(British)