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

Erik Erikson Erik Erikson
Canadian, German, American
Carl Rogers Carl Rogers
American

Anna Freud Anna Freud
Austrian

Phil McGrawPhil McGraw
American

Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
Austrian
Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
New Zealander

John B. WatsonJohn B. Watson
American
Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
British

Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
British

Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
American
Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
Israeli

Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
American
John MoneyJohn Money
New Zealander, American

Erich FrommErich Fromm
German

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
American

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
American
Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
American
Eugene LandyEugene Landy
American

Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
American

France NuyenFrance Nuyen
French

Henry MurrayHenry Murray
American
Norbert WienerNorbert Wiener
American

Magnus HirschfeldMagnus Hirschfeld
German

Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
American

Howard GardnerHoward Gardner
American

Birgit PrinzBirgit Prinz
German
Edward ThorndikeEdward Thorndike
American

Ian LithgowIan Lithgow
American
Amos TverskyAmos Tversky
Israeli

Kurt LewinKurt Lewin
German, Polish, American

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American
Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
British

Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
American
George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
American

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-

Jerome BrunerJerome Bruner
American

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American

Henri NouwenHenri Nouwen
-
Eric KandelEric Kandel
American

Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
Hungarian, American

Adam GrantAdam Grant
American

Urie BronfenbrennerUrie Bronfenbrenner
American
Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
American

John BowlbyJohn Bowlby
British
Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
American

Elton MayoElton Mayo
Australian

Gordon AllportGordon Allport
American
Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
American

Hermann EbbinghausHermann Ebbinghaus
German
Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
Austrian, British

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
-
Leon FestingerLeon Festinger
American

Amy CuddyAmy Cuddy
American
G. Stanley HallG. Stanley Hall
American

Alfred BinetAlfred Binet
French

Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
Austrian, American

Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
British, American
Richard LynnRichard Lynn
British
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
American

Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
Belgian, French

Otto RankOtto Rank
Austrian

Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
Czech, American
Hermann WeylHermann Weyl
German, American

Eric HofferEric Hoffer
American

Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
French

Marshall RosenbergMarshall Rosenberg
American

Benjamin BloomBenjamin Bloom
American
Rollo MayRollo May
American

Don NormanDon Norman
American
Mary AinsworthMary Ainsworth
Canadian, American

Seymour PapertSeymour Papert
American, South African
Robert SternbergRobert Sternberg
American
D. T. SuzukiD. T. Suzuki
Japanese