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

David Kahneman Daniel Kahneman
Israeli, American

Steven Pinker Steven Pinker
Canadian, American

Erik Erikson Erik Erikson
Canadian, German, American

Carl Rogers Carl Rogers
American

Anna Freud Anna Freud
Austrian

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Phil McGrawPhil McGraw
American

Slavoj ŽižekSlavoj Žižek
Slovenian

Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
Polish

N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
American
Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
British

Eugene LandyEugene Landy
American

Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
American

Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
New Zealander

Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
American
John MoneyJohn Money
New Zealander, American

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
American
Jonathan HaidtJonathan Haidt
American

Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
British

Ian LithgowIan Lithgow
American
Dan ArielyDan Ariely
Israeli, American

Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
American
Adam GrantAdam Grant
American

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
American

Magnus HirschfeldMagnus Hirschfeld
German

France NuyenFrance Nuyen
French

Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
British
Howard GardnerHoward Gardner
American

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American

Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
American

Henri NouwenHenri Nouwen
-
Kurt LewinKurt Lewin
German, Polish, American
Amos TverskyAmos Tversky
Israeli

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-

Jerome BrunerJerome Bruner
American

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
Israeli
Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
Hungarian, American

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American
John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
American

Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
American

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede
-
Eric KandelEric Kandel
American

Bruno BettelheimBruno Bettelheim
Austrian, American
Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
American

Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
American

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
American
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French

Gordon AllportGordon Allport
American
Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
Austrian, British

Hermann EbbinghausHermann Ebbinghaus
German

Alfred BinetAlfred Binet
French

Elton MayoElton Mayo
Australian
Urie BronfenbrennerUrie Bronfenbrenner
American

Richard LynnRichard Lynn
British

Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
American

Wolf MessingWolf Messing
Polish, Russian

Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
Belgian, French
Marsha M. LinehanMarsha M. Linehan
American

Don NormanDon Norman
American
Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
French

Otto RankOtto Rank
Austrian

Seymour PapertSeymour Papert
American, South African
Rollo MayRollo May
American

Raymond CattellRaymond Cattell
British, American
Marshall RosenbergMarshall Rosenberg
American

G. Stanley HallG. Stanley Hall
American
Tara BrachTara Brach
American

Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
Czech, American

Benjamin BloomBenjamin Bloom
American
D. T. SuzukiD. T. Suzuki
Japanese

Eric HofferEric Hoffer
American
Amy CuddyAmy Cuddy
American