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.

Steven Pinker Steven Pinker
Canadian, American

John Dewey John Dewey
American

David Kahneman Daniel Kahneman
Israeli, American

Carl Rogers Carl Rogers
American

Erik Erikson Erik Erikson
Canadian, German, American

Anna Freud Anna Freud
Austrian

Kurt Lewin Kurt Lewin
German, American

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Phil McGrawPhil McGraw
American

Slavoj ŽižekSlavoj Žižek
Slovenian
N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
American

John MoneyJohn Money
New Zealander, American

Jonathan HaidtJonathan Haidt
American

Eugene LandyEugene Landy
American

France NuyenFrance Nuyen
French
Ian LithgowIan Lithgow
American

John AmaechiJohn Amaechi
American
Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
American

Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
New Zealander

John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
American
Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
American

Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
Polish
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American

Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
British

Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
British

Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
American

Dan ArielyDan Ariely
Israeli, American
Magnus HirschfeldMagnus Hirschfeld
German

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
American

Arthur JensenArthur Jensen
American

Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
American
Amos TverskyAmos Tversky
Israeli
Henri NouwenHenri Nouwen
-

Eric HofferEric Hoffer
American

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-
Howard GardnerHoward Gardner
American

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
American
Alfred BinetAlfred Binet
French

Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
Hungarian, American

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
Israeli
Adam GrantAdam Grant
American

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French
K. Anders EricssonK. Anders Ericsson
American

Richard LynnRichard Lynn
British

Claude SteeleClaude Steele
American
J. Philippe RushtonJ. Philippe Rushton
Canadian

Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
American
Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
Austrian, British

Marshall RosenbergMarshall Rosenberg
American

Jerome BrunerJerome Bruner
American

Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
Czech, American
Tara BrachTara Brach
American

Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
French

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
-

Don NormanDon Norman
American

Robert PlominRobert Plomin
American
Eric KandelEric Kandel
American

Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
Austrian, American
Hermann EbbinghausHermann Ebbinghaus
German

Robert PlutchikRobert Plutchik
American

Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
Belgian, French
Emma JungEmma Jung
Swiss

Marsha M. LinehanMarsha M. Linehan
American
Otto RankOtto Rank
Austrian

Rollo MayRollo May
American
Gordon AllportGordon Allport
American

Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
American

Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
American
Otto WeiningerOtto Weininger
Austrian

Émile CouéÉmile Coué
French
Amy CuddyAmy Cuddy
American