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.

Phil McGrawPhil McGraw
(American)
Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
(British)
Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
(Austrian)

Eugene LandyEugene Landy
(American)
Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
(Austrian,American)
Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
(New Zealander)

Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
(American)
John B. WatsonJohn B. Watson
(American)
John MoneyJohn Money
(New Zealander,American)

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
(American)
Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
(American)
Erich FrommErich Fromm
(German)

Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(American)
Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
(British)
Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
(American)

Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
(American)
Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
(American)
Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
(American)

Howard GardnerHoward Gardner
(American)
Edward ThorndikeEdward Thorndike
(American)
Kurt LewinKurt Lewin
(German,Polish,American)

Norbert WienerNorbert Wiener
(American)
Jerome BrunerJerome Bruner
(American)
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman

John BowlbyJohn Bowlby
(British)
George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
(American)
France NuyenFrance Nuyen
(French)

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
(American)
Magnus HirschfeldMagnus Hirschfeld
(German)
Henry MurrayHenry Murray
(American)

Martin SeligmanMartin Seligman
(American)
Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
(Israeli)
Amos TverskyAmos Tversky
(Israeli)

Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
(American)
Gordon AllportGordon Allport
(American)
Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
(Hungarian,American)

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)
Hermann EbbinghausHermann Ebbinghaus
(German)

Elton MayoElton Mayo
(Australian)
Henri NouwenHenri Nouwen
Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
(Austrian,American)

Eric KandelEric Kandel
(American)
Alfred BinetAlfred Binet
(French)
Urie BronfenbrennerUrie Bronfenbrenner
(American)

Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
(American)
Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
(American)
Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
(British,American)

Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
(Austrian,British)
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
(American)

Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
(Belgian,French)
Robert PlominRobert Plomin
(American)
Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
(Czech,American)

Robert SternbergRobert Sternberg
(American)
J. P. GuilfordJ. P. Guilford
(American)
Hermann WeylHermann Weyl
(German,American)

Marshall RosenbergMarshall Rosenberg
(American)
Robert PlutchikRobert Plutchik
(American)
Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
(Polish)

Don NormanDon Norman
(American)
Benjamin BloomBenjamin Bloom
(American)
David McClellandDavid McClelland
(American)

Richard LynnRichard Lynn
(British)
Rollo MayRollo May
(American)
Leon FestingerLeon Festinger
(American)

Otto RankOtto Rank
(Austrian)
Mary AinsworthMary Ainsworth
(Canadian,American)
Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
(French)

D. T. SuzukiD. T. Suzuki
(Japanese)
Marsha M. LinehanMarsha M. Linehan
(American)
G. Stanley HallG. Stanley Hall
(American)

Eric HofferEric Hoffer
(American)
J. C. R. LickliderJ. C. R. Licklider
(American)
Walter MischelWalter Mischel
(American)

Fritz PerlsFritz Perls
(German)
Cornelius CastoriadisCornelius Castoriadis
(French,Greek)
Lewis TermanLewis Terman
(American)