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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 famous women of psychology, like 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 Diane Brothers (née Bauer; October 20, 1927 – May 13, 2013) 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 to win the top prize on the American game show The $64,000 Question, answering questions on the topic of boxing, which was suggested as a stunt by the show's producers. In 1958, she presented a television show on which she dispensed psychological advice, pioneering the field. She wrote a column for Good Housekeeping for almost 40 years and became, according to The Washington Post, the "face of American psychology". Brothers appeared in dozens of television roles,...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1927-2013)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    Julie Berry is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Vanuatu....  more
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States of America
  • Kay Redfield Jamison (born June 22, 1946) is an American clinical psychologist and writer. Her work has centered on bipolar disorder, which she has had since her early adulthood. She holds the post of the Dalio Professor in Mood Disorders and Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is an Honorary Professor of English at the University of St Andrews....  more
    • Age: 75
  • Lauren Slater (born March 21, 1963) is an American psychotherapist and writer. She is the author of nine books, including Welcome To My Country (1996), Prozac Diary (1998), and Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir (2000). Her 2004 book Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century, a description of psychology experiments "narrated as stories", has drawn both praise and criticism. It was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Kirsch award for science and technology writing, and was named as a 2005 Bild Der Wissenschaft book of the year in Germany. Criticism has focused on Slater's research methods and on the extent to which some of the experiences she describes may have...  more
    • Age: 58