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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 (; German: [ˈaːdlɐ]; 7 February 1870 – 28 May 1937) 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 an isolating element which plays a key role in personality development. Alfred Adler considered a human being as an individual whole, therefore he called his psychology "Individual Psychology" (Orgler 1976). 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. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002,...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1870-1937)
    • Birthplace: Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, Vienna, Austria
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    Anna Freud (3 December 1895 – 9 October 1982) was an Austrian-British psychoanalyst. She was born in Vienna, the sixth and youngest 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.Compared to her father, her work emphasized the importance of the ego and its normal "developmental lines" as well as incorporating a distinctive emphasis on collaborative work across a range of analytical and observational contexts.After the Freud family were forced to leave Vienna in 1938, with the advent of the Nazi regime in Austria, she...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1895-1982)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
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    Bruno Bettelheim (August 28, 1903 – March 13, 1990) was an Austrian-born self-proclaimed psychologist, public intellectual and author who spent most of his academic and clinical career in the United States. An early writer on autism, Bettelheim's work focused on the education of emotionally disturbed children, as well as Freudian psychology more generally. Imprisoned by the Nazis in the 1930s, he arrived in the United States as a refugee under a program for scholars fleeing Europe. In the U.S., he later gained a position as professor at the University of Chicago and director of the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School for Disturbed Children, and after 1973 taught at Stanford...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1903-1990)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
  • Egon Brunswik Edler von Korompa (18 March 1903, Budapest – 7 July 1955, Berkeley, California) was a psychologist who made contributions to functionalism and the history of psychology....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 52 (1903-1955)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary