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

David Kahneman Daniel Kahneman
Israeli, American

Steven Pinker Steven Pinker
Canadian, American

Anna Freud Anna Freud
Austrian

Carl Rogers Carl Rogers
American

Erik Erikson Erik Erikson
Canadian, German, American

Kurt Lewin Kurt Lewin
German, American

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Phil McGrawPhil McGraw
American

Slavoj ŽižekSlavoj Žižek
Slovenian

Eugene LandyEugene Landy
American
N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
American

Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
New Zealander

Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
American

Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
American

Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
Polish
Jonathan HaidtJonathan Haidt
American

Dan ArielyDan Ariely
Israeli, American
John MoneyJohn Money
New Zealander, American

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
American

Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
American
Magnus HirschfeldMagnus Hirschfeld
German

Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
British
France NuyenFrance Nuyen
French

Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
British

Ian LithgowIan Lithgow
American

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
American

Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
American
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
Israeli

Henri NouwenHenri Nouwen
-

Howard GardnerHoward Gardner
American
Amos TverskyAmos Tversky
Israeli
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American

Adam GrantAdam Grant
American

Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
Hungarian, American
Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
-

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
American
John AmaechiJohn Amaechi
American

Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
American

Jerome BrunerJerome Bruner
American
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French

Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
Austrian, British
Josef BreuerJosef Breuer
Austrian

Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
Austrian, American

Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
American
Gordon AllportGordon Allport
American

Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
American
Tara BrachTara Brach
American

Eric HofferEric Hoffer
American

Eric KandelEric Kandel
American

Hermann EbbinghausHermann Ebbinghaus
German
Rollo MayRollo May
American

Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
French

Alfred BinetAlfred Binet
French

Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
Belgian, French

Otto RankOtto Rank
Austrian
Don NormanDon Norman
American

Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
American
Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
Czech, American

Marsha M. LinehanMarsha M. Linehan
American

Urie BronfenbrennerUrie Bronfenbrenner
American
Richard LynnRichard Lynn
British

Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
British, American
Robert PlutchikRobert Plutchik
American

Leon FestingerLeon Festinger
American
Amy CuddyAmy Cuddy
American

Franz BrentanoFranz Brentano
German

Benjamin BloomBenjamin Bloom
American
Marshall RosenbergMarshall Rosenberg
American

Robert SternbergRobert Sternberg
American
D. T. SuzukiD. T. Suzuki
Japanese