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List of famous male psychologists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male psychologists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being psychologists. There are thousand of males 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 male aspiring to be a psychologist then the people below should give you inspiration.

A factual list, featuring people like Henri Wallon and Hans-Juergen Walter.

While this isn't a list of all male psychologists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male psychologists?" and "Who are the best male psychologists?"
Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Psychologists
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Phillip Calvin "Phil" McGraw, known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. McGraw first gained celebrity status with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

Birthplace: Vinita, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Sigmund Freud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Psychologists
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Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psychoanalysis. Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy at the Vienna General Hospital. Upon completing his habilitation in 1895, he was appointed a docent in neuropathology in the same year and became an affiliated professor in 1902. In creating psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst, Freud developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association and discovered transference, establishing its central role in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 83 (1856-1939)

Birthplace: Příbor, Czech Republic

Also Ranked

#65 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#3 on The Best Jewish Authors

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John Dewey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Psychologists
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John Dewey, FAA was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey is one of the primary figures associated with the philosophy of pragmatism and is considered one of the founders of functional psychology. A well-known public intellectual, he was also a major voice of progressive education and liberalism. Although Dewey is known best for his publications about education, he also wrote about many other topics, including epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, art, logic, social theory, and ethics. The overriding theme of Dewey's works was his profound belief in democracy, be it in politics, education or ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 93 (1859-1952)

Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

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#86 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Alfred Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Psychologists
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Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology, and sexologist who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, now known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. He is best known for writing Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, also known as the Kinsey Reports, as well as the Kinsey scale. Kinsey's research on human sexuality, foundational to the field of sexology, provoked controversy in the 1940s and 1950s. His work has influenced social and cultural values in the United States, as well as internationally. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 62 (1894-1956)

Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States of America

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