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
Carl Rogers Carl Rogers
American

Erik Erikson Erik Erikson
Canadian, German, American

Anna Freud Anna Freud
Austrian

Phil McGrawPhil McGraw
American
Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
Austrian

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
British

Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
New Zealander
Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
Israeli

Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
American
Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
American

John B. WatsonJohn B. Watson
American

Erich FrommErich Fromm
German
John MoneyJohn Money
New Zealander, American

Eugene LandyEugene Landy
American
Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
American

France NuyenFrance Nuyen
French

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
American

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
American
Magnus HirschfeldMagnus Hirschfeld
German
Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
British

Birgit PrinzBirgit Prinz
German

Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
American

Norbert WienerNorbert Wiener
American
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American

Howard GardnerHoward Gardner
American

Kurt LewinKurt Lewin
German, Polish, American

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
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Henri NouwenHenri Nouwen
-
Martin SeligmanMartin Seligman
American

Amos TverskyAmos Tversky
Israeli
Edward ThorndikeEdward Thorndike
American

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American

Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
American
Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
American

Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
Hungarian, American
Eric KandelEric Kandel
American

George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
American

Jerome BrunerJerome Bruner
American

Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
American

Henry MurrayHenry Murray
American
Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
American

John BowlbyJohn Bowlby
British

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French

Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
American
Alfred BinetAlfred Binet
French

Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
Austrian, British
Gordon AllportGordon Allport
American

Eric HofferEric Hoffer
American

Hermann EbbinghausHermann Ebbinghaus
German
Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
Austrian, American

Richard LynnRichard Lynn
British
Elton MayoElton Mayo
Australian

Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
American

D. T. SuzukiD. T. Suzuki
Japanese
Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
Czech, American

Marshall RosenbergMarshall Rosenberg
American
Leon FestingerLeon Festinger
American

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
-

Hermann WeylHermann Weyl
German, American

Robert PlutchikRobert Plutchik
American
Marsha M. LinehanMarsha M. Linehan
American
Urie BronfenbrennerUrie Bronfenbrenner
American

Otto RankOtto Rank
Austrian

Benjamin BloomBenjamin Bloom
American

Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
British, American
J. P. GuilfordJ. P. Guilford
American

Don NormanDon Norman
American

David McClellandDavid McClelland
American

Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
French

G. Stanley HallG. Stanley Hall
American
Arthur JensenArthur Jensen
American

Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
Belgian, French
Rollo MayRollo May
American

Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
Polish
Fritz PerlsFritz Perls
German
Lewis TermanLewis Terman
American