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.

John Dewey John Dewey
American

Steven Pinker Steven Pinker
Canadian, American

David Kahneman Daniel Kahneman
Israeli, American

Erik Erikson Erik Erikson
Canadian, German, American

Carl Rogers Carl Rogers
American

Anna Freud Anna Freud
Austrian

Phil McGrawPhil McGraw
American
Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
British
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N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
American
Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
American

Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
New Zealander

Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
British

John MoneyJohn Money
New Zealander, American
Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
American
Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
American

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
American

Eugene LandyEugene Landy
American

Jonathan HaidtJonathan Haidt
American
Dan ArielyDan Ariely
Israeli, American

Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
American

Norbert WienerNorbert Wiener
American

Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
American

Magnus HirschfeldMagnus Hirschfeld
German
Birgit PrinzBirgit Prinz
German

Kurt LewinKurt Lewin
German, Polish, American
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American

Howard GardnerHoward Gardner
American

Ian LithgowIan Lithgow
American
Edward ThorndikeEdward Thorndike
American

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-
Jerome BrunerJerome Bruner
American

Amos TverskyAmos Tversky
Israeli

Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
British

France NuyenFrance Nuyen
French

Henry MurrayHenry Murray
American
Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
American

Eric KandelEric Kandel
American

Henri NouwenHenri Nouwen
-

Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
Hungarian, American
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
Israeli
Adam GrantAdam Grant
American

Gordon AllportGordon Allport
American

Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
American
Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
-

Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
American
Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
American

Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
American

Urie BronfenbrennerUrie Bronfenbrenner
American
Hermann EbbinghausHermann Ebbinghaus
German

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French
Elton MayoElton Mayo
Australian

Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
Austrian, British

Alfred BinetAlfred Binet
French

Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
Belgian, French
Don NormanDon Norman
American
Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
British, American

Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
Austrian, American

Amy CuddyAmy Cuddy
American

Rollo MayRollo May
American
Leon FestingerLeon Festinger
American

Allen NewellAllen Newell
American

Benjamin BloomBenjamin Bloom
American

Richard LynnRichard Lynn
British

Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
French
Otto RankOtto Rank
Austrian

Robert PlutchikRobert Plutchik
American
Marshall RosenbergMarshall Rosenberg
American

Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
Czech, American
Marsha M. LinehanMarsha M. Linehan
American
Robert SternbergRobert Sternberg
American