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

Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
American
Carol DweckCarol Dweck
American
Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
Israeli
Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
American

John B. WatsonJohn B. Watson
American
Erich FrommErich Fromm
German
John MoneyJohn Money
New Zealander, American

France NuyenFrance Nuyen
French
Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
American
Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
British
Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
New Zealander

Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
American
Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
American
Magnus HirschfeldMagnus Hirschfeld
German

Eugene LandyEugene Landy
American
Birgit PrinzBirgit Prinz
German
Norbert WienerNorbert Wiener
American
Howard GardnerHoward Gardner
American

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American
Kurt LewinKurt Lewin
German, Polish, American
Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
American

Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
American
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-
Edward ThorndikeEdward Thorndike
American
Martin SeligmanMartin Seligman
American

Henri NouwenHenri Nouwen
-
Amos TverskyAmos Tversky
Israeli
Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
American

Jerome BrunerJerome Bruner
American
Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
Hungarian, American
George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
American
John BowlbyJohn Bowlby
British

Henry MurrayHenry Murray
American
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American
Gordon AllportGordon Allport
American

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
American
Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
American
Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
-
Eric KandelEric Kandel
American

Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
American
Alfred BinetAlfred Binet
French
Hermann EbbinghausHermann Ebbinghaus
German

Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
Austrian, British
Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
British, American
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French
Urie BronfenbrennerUrie Bronfenbrenner
American

Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
Austrian, American
Richard LynnRichard Lynn
British
Elton MayoElton Mayo
Australian

D. T. SuzukiD. T. Suzuki
Japanese
Marshall RosenbergMarshall Rosenberg
American
Hermann WeylHermann Weyl
German, American
Eric HofferEric Hoffer
American

Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
Belgian, French
Robert PlutchikRobert Plutchik
American
Don NormanDon Norman
American

Marsha M. LinehanMarsha M. Linehan
American
Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
Czech, American
Leon FestingerLeon Festinger
American
Benjamin BloomBenjamin Bloom
American

Otto RankOtto Rank
Austrian
Robert SternbergRobert Sternberg
American
Rollo MayRollo May
American

J. P. GuilfordJ. P. Guilford
American
Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
French
David McClellandDavid McClelland
American
G. Stanley HallG. Stanley Hall
American

Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
Polish
Mary AinsworthMary Ainsworth
Canadian, American
Otto WeiningerOtto Weininger
Austrian

Fritz PerlsFritz Perls
German
Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
British
Richard BandlerRichard Bandler
American
Lewis TermanLewis Terman
American