Famous Psychologists from Austria

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List of notable or famous psychologists from Austria, with bios and photos, including the top psychologists born in Austria and even some popular psychologists who immigrated to Austria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Austrian psychologists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These psychologists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known psychologist from Austria is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank.

This historic psychologists from Austria list can help answer the questions "Who are some Austrian psychologists of note?" and "Who are the most famous psychologists from Austria?" These prominent psychologists of Austria may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Austrian psychologists.

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Alfred Adler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Psychologists from Austria
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Alfred W. Adler was an Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist, and founder of the school of individual psychology. His emphasis on the importance of feelings of inferiority—the inferiority complex—is recognized as isolating an element which plays a key role in personality development. Alfred Adler considered human beings as an individual whole, therefore he called his psychology "Individual Psychology". Adler was the first to emphasize the importance of the social element in the re-adjustment process of the individual and who carried psychiatry into the community. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1870-1937)

Birthplace: Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, Vienna, Austria

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Anna Freud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Psychologists from Austria
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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 a powerful impetus through "the work of Frau Melanie Klein and of my daughter, Anna Freud"'. Compared to her father, her work emphasized the importance of the ego and its ability to be trained socially. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 87 (1895-1982)

Birthplace: Europe, Austria, Vienna, Central Europe

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Bruno Bettelheim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Psychologists from Austria
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Bruno Bettelheim was an Austrian-born American child psychologist and writer. He gained an international reputation for his work on Freud, psychoanalysis, and emotionally disturbed children. Currently, Bettelheim's theories in which he attributes autism spectrum conditions to parenting style are considered to be thoroughly discredited. However, as Michael Rutter has observed, "Many people made a mistake in going from a statement which is undoubtedly true—that there is no evidence that autism has been caused by poor parenting—to the statement that it has been disproven. It has not actually been disproven. It has faded away simply because, on the one hand, of a lack of convincing evidence and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 87 (1903-1990)

Birthplace: Europe, Austria, Vienna, Central Europe

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Egon Brunswik Edler von Korompa was a psychologist who made contributions to functionalism and the history of psychology. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 52 (1903-1955)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

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