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Famous Female Psychologists

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List of famous female psychologists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female psychologists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being psychologists. There are thousand of females working as psychologists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic psychologists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a psychologist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List features Marie-Louise von Franz, Lisbet Palme and more people.

While this isn't a list of all female psychologists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female psychologists?" and "Who are the best female psychologists?"

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    Joyce Brothers
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    Joyce Diane Brothers was an American psychologist, television personality and columnist, who wrote a daily newspaper advice column from 1960 to 2013. In 1955, she became the only woman ever to win the top prize on the American game show The $64,000 Question, answering questions on the topic of boxing, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1927-2013)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Psychologist, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, The King of Comedy, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, The Lonely Guy, Analyze That, + more
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    Julie Berry
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    Julie Berry is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Vanuatu.more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States of America
    • Profession: Psychologist
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    Kay Redfield Jamison is an American clinical psychologist and writer. Her work has centered on bipolar disorder, which she has had since her early adulthood. She holds a post of Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is an Honorary Professor of English at the ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Professor, Psychologist, Author
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    Lauren Slater is an American psychologist and writer. She is the author of seven books, including Welcome To My Country, Prozac Diary, and Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir. Her 2004 Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychology Experiments of the Twentieth Century, a description of psychology experiments ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Profession: Psychologist
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    Marie-Louise von Franz was a Swiss Jungian psychologist and scholar, renowned for her psychological interpretations of fairy tales and of alchemical manuscripts.more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1915-1998)
    • Birthplace: Munich, Germany
    • Profession: Psychologist, Scientist
    • Credits: Matter of Heart
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    Diane Watson
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    Diane Edith Watson is a former US Representative for California's 33rd congressional district, serving from 2003 until 2011. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is located entirely in Los Angeles County and includes much of Central Los Angeles, as well as such wealthy neighborhoods as ...more

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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731, + more
    • Profession: College Administrator, Politician, Diplomat, Psychologist, Actor, + more
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    Susan Blackmore
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    Susan Jane Blackmore is an English freelance writer, lecturer, sceptic, and broadcaster on psychology and the paranormal, and is best known for her book The Meme Machine. She has written or contributed to over 40 books and 60 scholarly articles and is a contributor to The Guardian newspaper.more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Lecturer, Psychologist, Scientist, Presenter
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    Pamela Stephenson
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    Pamela Helen Stephenson Connolly is a New Zealand clinical psychologist, writer and actress who is now a resident in both the United Kingdom and United States. She is best known for her work as an actress and comedian during the 1980s. She has written several books, which include a biography of her ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Auckland, Takapuna, Oceania, Realm of New Zealand, + more
    • Profession: Clinical psychologist, Comedian, Actor, Voice acting, Writer
    • Credits: Superman III, Not The Nine O'Clock News, Not the Nine O'Clock News, The Comeback, Les Patterson Saves the World, + more
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    Elizabeth F. Loftus (born October 16, 1944) is an American psychologist and expert on human memory. She has conducted research on the misinformation effect and the nature of false memories. It has been stated that her research on nontraumatic false memory has been misapplied to traumatic memory.  ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Psychologist
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    Dorothy Rowe

    Dr. Dorothy Rowe is an Australian psychologist and author, whose area of interest is depression. Dr. Rowe currently resides in the United Kingdom. Rowe came to England in her forties, working at Sheffield University and was the head of Lincolnshire Department of Clinical Psychology. In addition to her ...more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Australia
    • Profession: Psychologist
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    Melanie Reizes Klein was an Austrian-British psychoanalyst who devised novel therapeutic techniques for children that had an impact on child psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis. She was a leading innovator in theorizing object relations theory.more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1882-1960)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst, Psychologist, Scientist
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    Anna C Salter

    Anna C Salter is an author.more

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    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Novelist, Psychologist, Author
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    Meredith Hope Eaton is an American actress. She is 4 feet tall and refers to herself as a "short-stature actress". She is known for portraying the attorney Emily Resnick on the CBS television series Family Law, and for her recurring role as Bethany Horowitz on the ABC series Boston Legal.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: USA, New York, Long Island
    • Profession: Psychologist, Actor
    • Credits: Paranormal Activity 3, Unconditional Love, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Fun Size, Paranoia, + more
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    Susan J. Kelley is the former Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Georgia State University. She is also currently a Professor of Nursing and the Director of the National Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, and founder and director of Project Healthy Grandparents, at Georgia ...more

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    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Nurse, Psychologist, Nursing
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    Uta Frith, DBE, FRS, FBA, FMedSci is a developmental psychologist working at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. She has pioneered much of the current research in autism and dyslexia, and has written several books on these issues. Her book Autism: Explaining the Enigma ...more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Rockenhausen, Germany
    • Profession: Psychologist
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    Louise Samways

    Louise Samways works as a psychologist and writer in Melbourne in Australia.more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Profession: Psychologist
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    Susan Quilliam

    Susan Quilliam is a psychologist with particular focus on personal relationships. She works as an advice columnist, writer, broadcaster, consultant, trainer and coach. She works closely with several relationship organisations, including Relate and the Family Planning Association, and is the author of 21 ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Psychologist
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    Anna Freud
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    Anna Freud was the 6th and last child of Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays. She followed the path of her father and contributed to the field of psychoanalysis. Alongside Melanie Klein, she may be considered the founder of psychoanalytic child psychology: as her father put it, child analysis 'had received ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1895-1982)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Psychoanalyst, Psychologist
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    Amy Bloom
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    Amy Bloom is an American writer and psychotherapist. She has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Author, Writer
    • Credits: State of Mind
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    Barbara Hannah

    Barbara Hannah was born in England. She is most well known for her association with Carl Gustav Jung whom she joined in 1929 in Zurich and remained so until her death. Hannah was close friends with Swiss Jungian psychologist Marie-Louise von Franz, to whom she was introduced by Jung. He encouraged the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1891-1986)
    • Profession: Psychologist
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