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)
Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
(Austrian)
Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
(British)

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
(American)
John B. WatsonJohn B. Watson
(American)
Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
(American)

Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(American)
John MoneyJohn Money
(New Zealander,American)
Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
(Israeli)

Erich FrommErich Fromm
(German)
Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
(New Zealander)
Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
(American)

France NuyenFrance Nuyen
(French)
Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
(American)
Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
(British)

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
(American)
Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
(American)
Howard GardnerHoward Gardner
(American)

Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
(American)
Norbert WienerNorbert Wiener
(American)
Kurt LewinKurt Lewin
(German,Polish,American)

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
(American)
Eugene LandyEugene Landy
(American)
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman

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Amos TverskyAmos Tversky
(Israeli)
Magnus HirschfeldMagnus Hirschfeld
(German)
John BowlbyJohn Bowlby
(British)

Edward ThorndikeEdward Thorndike
(American)
George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
(American)
Jerome BrunerJerome Bruner
(American)

Martin SeligmanMartin Seligman
(American)
Henri NouwenHenri Nouwen
Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
(Hungarian,American)

Henry MurrayHenry Murray
(American)
Gordon AllportGordon Allport
(American)
Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)
Alfred BinetAlfred Binet
(French)
Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
(American)

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
(American)
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
(American)
Hermann EbbinghausHermann Ebbinghaus
(German)

Urie BronfenbrennerUrie Bronfenbrenner
(American)
Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
(American)
Eric KandelEric Kandel
(American)

Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
(Austrian,British)
Robert PlutchikRobert Plutchik
(American)
Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
(British,American)

Don NormanDon Norman
(American)
Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
(Austrian,American)
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)

Elton MayoElton Mayo
(Australian)
Robert SternbergRobert Sternberg
(American)
Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
(Belgian,French)

Marshall RosenbergMarshall Rosenberg
(American)
Benjamin BloomBenjamin Bloom
(American)
D. T. SuzukiD. T. Suzuki
(Japanese)

Hermann WeylHermann Weyl
(German,American)
Eric HofferEric Hoffer
(American)
Richard LynnRichard Lynn
(British)

Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
(Czech,American)
Mary AinsworthMary Ainsworth
(Canadian,American)
J. P. GuilfordJ. P. Guilford
(American)

G. Stanley HallG. Stanley Hall
(American)
Otto RankOtto Rank
(Austrian)
Leon FestingerLeon Festinger
(American)

Marsha M. LinehanMarsha M. Linehan
(American)
Rollo MayRollo May
(American)
Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
(French)

Lewis TermanLewis Terman
(American)
Fritz PerlsFritz Perls
(German)
David McClellandDavid McClelland
(American)

J. Philippe RushtonJ. Philippe Rushton
(Canadian)
Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
(British)
Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
(Polish)

Otto WeiningerOtto Weininger
(Austrian)
Seymour PapertSeymour Papert
(American,South African)
Richard BandlerRichard Bandler
(American)