Famous Swiss Psychologists

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Carl Jung
(Psychiatrist)

Carl Jung
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Birthdate: July 26, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kesswil, Switzerland
Died: June 6, 1961

Widely regarded as the father of analytical psychology, Carl Jung is one of the most important contributors to symbolization and dream analysis. The concepts of socionics and a popular psychometric instrument called Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) were developed from Jung's theory. Apart from working as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Carl Jung was also an artist, craftsman, builder, and prolific writer.

Jean Piaget
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Birthdate: August 9, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died: September 16, 1980
Swiss psychologist and academic Jean Piaget is remembered for his work on child development and genetic epistemology, consisting of his theory of cognitive development. He also established the International Center for Genetic Epistemology and was the director of the International Bureau of Education. He was an honorary Harvard doctorate.

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Emma Jung
(Writer)

Emma Jung
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Birthdate: March 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Died: November 27, 1955

Better known as Carl Jung’s wife, Emma Jung was the daughter of one of the most affluent businessmen in Switzerland. Though she initially wished to study natural sciences, being a woman in her time, she couldn’t. Later a co-owner of a luxury watch company, she helped her husband financially in his career.

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Toni Wolff
(Psychologist)

Toni Wolff
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Birthdate: September 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zürich
Died: March 21, 1953

Denied formal education for being a woman, Toni Wolff later became one of psychoanalyst Carl Jung’s closest collaborators. She entered Jung’s life as a patient of depression after her father’s death. She later headed the Psychologischer Club Zürich as its president and is often described as an intellectual rival of Jung’s wife.

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Alice Miller
(Psychologist)

Alice Miller
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Birthdate: January 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland
Died: April 14, 2010

Apart from being a renowned psychologist, Alice Miller became an international sensation with her debut book, The Drama of the Gifted Child, a bestseller. A Holocaust survivor, who had lost her father in a Jewish ghetto, she analyzed child abuse, including education, violence, and parental abuse.

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Marie-Louise von Franz
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Birthdate: January 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: February 17, 1998

Jungian psychologist Marie-Louise von Franz met Carl Jung when she was 18 and was at once engaged in intellectual exchange. She later penned books such as Number and Time, which analyze Jung’s research on the unus mundus and archetypes, which he, in his later years, had handed over to von Franz.

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Miel de Botton
(Singer, Songwriter)

Miel de Botton
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland

The daughter of asset management pioneer Gilbert de Botton, Miel de Botton is not just a qualified clinical psychologist but also a talented singer and a generous philanthropist. She also has a law degree from Oxford and has had a 6-year stint as a family and drug-addiction therapist.

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Jolande Jacobi
(Psychologist best remembered for her work with Carl Jung, and for her writings on Jungian psychology)

Jolande Jacobi
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Birthdate: March 25, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: April 1, 1973

A long-time associate of psychologist Carl Jung, Jolande Jacobi was a skilled psychologist in her own right. She penned quite a few volumes on Jung’s philosophy, such as The Psychology of C.G. Jung. She also had a major role to play in the formation of the C.G. Jung Institute for Analytical Psychology.