Psychology Famous Psychologists from Canada

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List of notable or famous psychologists from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top psychologists born in Canada and even some popular psychologists who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian 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 Canada is included when available.

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Adele Diamond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Adele Diamond is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was ...more

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Albert Bandura is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 92 Albert Bandura OC is a psychologist who is the David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University. For almost six decades, he has been responsible for ...more

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Anatol Rapoport is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Dec. at 96 (1911-2007) Anatol Rapoport was a Russian-born American mathematical psychologist. He contributed to general systems theory, mathematical biology and to the mathematical modeling of social interaction and ...more

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Barry Beyerstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Dec. at 60 (1947-2007) Barry L Beyerstein was a scientific skeptic and professor of psychology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. Beyerstein's research explored brain mechanisms of perception and ...more

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Bennet Wong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Dec. at 83 (1930-2013) Bennet Randall Wong, was a Canadian psychiatrist, author and lecturer who co-founded the Haven Institute, a residential experiential learning centre on the west coast of Canada, with Jock ...more

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Bob Altemeyer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Bob Altemeyer age 77 Robert Anthony "Bob" Altemeyer, is a retired Professor of Psychology at the University of Manitoba. He produced the test and scale for "RWA" or Right-wing authoritarianism. ...more

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Brenda Milner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 99 Brenda Milner, CC GOQ FRS FRSC is a Canadian neuropsychologist who has contributed extensively to the research literature on various topics in the field of clinical neuropsychology. Milner is a ...more

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Carl Bereiter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Carl Bereiter Carl Bereiter is an education researcher, professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto known for his research into Knowledge Building.

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Christopher D. Green is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Christopher Darren Green is professor of psychology and philosophy at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is a past president of its ...more

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David Brodbeck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
David Brodbeck age 52

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Donald Olding Hebb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Dec. at 81 (1904-1985) Donald Olding Hebb FRS was a Canadian psychologist who was influential in the area of neuropsychology, where he sought to understand how the function of neurons contributed to psychological ...more

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Douglas N. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Dec. at 75 (1929-2004) Douglas Northrop Jackson II was a Canadian psychology professor best known for his work in human assessment and psychological testing. Born in Merrick, New York, Jackson graduated from Cornell ...more

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E. Tory Higgins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 72 Edward Tory Higgins is Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and Professor of Management at the Columbia Business School. He is perhaps best known for developing Self-Discrepancy

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Ellen Bialystok is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 69 Ellen Bialystok, PhD, FRSC is a Canadian psychologist and professor. She carries the rank of Distinguished Research Professor at York University, in Toronto, and is also an Associate Scientist ...more

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Elliott Jaques is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Dec. at 86 (1917-2003) Elliott Jaques was a Canadian psychoanalyst and organizational psychologist, known for developing the notion of requisite organization from his 'stratified systems theory', running counter to ...more

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Eric Berne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Dec. at 60 (1910-1970) Eric Berne was a Canadian-born psychiatrist best known as the creator of transactional analysis and the author of Games People Play.

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Erving Goffman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Dec. at 60 (1922-1982) Erving Goffman, a Canadian-born sociologist and writer, was considered "the most influential American sociologist of the twentieth century". In 2007 he was listed by The Times Higher ...more

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Fergus I. M. Craik is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 82 Fergus Ian Muirden Craik FRS is a cognitive psychologist known for his groundbreaking research on levels of processing in memory. This work was done in collaboration with Robert Lockhart at the ...more

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Gad Saad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 53 Gad Saad is an evolutionary behavioral scientist at the John Molson School of Business who is known for applying evolutionary psychology to marketing and consumer behaviour. He holds the ...more

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Harvey Skinner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 68 Harvey Skinner, PhD, Cpsych, FCAS is the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Health at York University, beginning July 1, 2006.

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Herbert Jasper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Dec. at 93 (1906-1999) Herbert Henri Jasper, OC GOQ FRSC was a Canadian psychologist, physiologist, anatomist, chemist and neurologist. Born in La Grande, Oregon, he attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon and ...more

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J. Philippe Rushton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Dec. at 69 (1943-2012) John Philippe Rushton was a British-born Canadian psychology professor at the University of Western Ontario who became known to the general public during the 1980s and 1990s for research on race ...more

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Jayne Gackenbach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 71 Jayne Gackenbach is a writer and dream researcher whose focus is lucid dreaming and other altered states of consciousness. She was trained as an experimental psychologist and went on to research ...more

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Jerome H. Barkow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Jerome H. Barkow Jerome H. Barkow is a Canadian anthropologist at Dalhousie University who has made important contributions to the field of evolutionary psychology. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Brooklyn ...more

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Jock McKeen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 71 John Herbert Ross McKeen, is a Canadian physician, acupuncturist, author and lecturer who co-founded the Haven Institute with Bennet Wong. He has written on East-West medicine, alternative ...more

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Leonard George is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Leonard George age 61 Leonard George is a Canadian psychologist based in Vancouver, British Columbia, best known for his writing and lectures on varieties of anomalous phenomenon, spirituality, psychology and ...more

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Linda Papadopoulos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 47 Linda Papadopoulos is a Canadian psychologist of Greek Cypriot descent, based in England. She is the author of books such as Psychodermatology, Becoming a Therapist, Psychological Approaches to ...more

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Lisa Feldman Barrett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 55 Lisa Feldman Barrett is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, where she focuses on the study of emotion. She is director of the Interdisciplinary ...more

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Margo Wilson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Margo Wilson Dec. at 67 (1942-2009) Margo Wilson was a Canadian professor of Psychology.

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Marion Woodman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Marion Woodman age 89 Marion Woodman is a Canadian mythopoetic author and women's movement figure. She is a Jungian analyst trained at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich, Switzerland. She is one of the most ...more

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Marlene Scardamalia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Marlene Scardamalia age 74 She is considered one of the pioneers in Computer-supported collaborative learning. Other areas of research where Scardamalia made contributions are: Cognitive development Educational uses of ...more

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Martin Daly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Martin Daly age 73 Martin Daly is a Professor of Psychology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and author of many influential papers on evolutionary psychology. His current research topics include ...more

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Maryse Lassonde is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Maryse Lassonde age 64 Maryse Lassonde, is a Canadian academic and neuropsychologist. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neuropsychology at the Université de Montréal and the University ...more

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Merlin Donald is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 78 Merlin Wilfred Donald is a Canadian psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist, at Case Western University. He is noted for the position that evolutionary processes need to be considered in ...more

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Michael Murray is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Michael Murray

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Michael Persinger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 72 Michael A. Persinger is a cognitive neuroscience researcher and university professor with over 200 peer-reviewed publications. He has worked at Laurentian University, located in Sudbury, ...more

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Nathaniel Branden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 88 Nathaniel Branden was a Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer known for his work in the psychology of self-esteem. A former associate and romantic partner of Ayn Rand, Branden also played ...more

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Patrick McGrath is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Patrick McGrath age 66 Patrick J. McGrath, OC, FRSC FCAHS is a Canadian psychologist. He is professor of psychology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and at the IWK Health Centre where he co-directs the ...more

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Peggy J. Kleinplatz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Peggy J. Kleinplatz Peggy J. Kleinplatz is a Canadian clinical professor, psychologist, and sexologist whose work often concerns optimal sexuality, opposition to the medicalization of human sexuality, and outreach ...more

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Philip A. Vernon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Philip A. Vernon Philip Anthony "Tony" Vernon is a psychology professor and intelligence researcher. Vernon is currently the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Personality and Individual ...more

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Reva Gerstein is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Reva Gerstein age 101 Reva Appleby Gerstein, CC OOnt is a Canadian psychologist and educator. She was the first woman Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario from 1992 to 1996. A pioneer in Canadian mental ...more

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Robert Gifford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Robert Gifford is professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. His main research interests are environmental psychology, social psychology, and personality ...more

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Robert D. Hare is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 84 Robert D. Hare, C.M., is a researcher in the field of criminal psychology. He developed the Hare Psychopathy Checklist, used to assess cases of psychopathy. Hare advises the FBI's Child ...more

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Ronald Melzack is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 88 Ronald Melzack, OC OQ FRSC is a Canadian psychologist and emeritus professor of psychology at McGill University. In 1965, he and Patrick David Wall revolutionized pain research by introducing ...more

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Stanley Coren is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 76 Stanley Coren is a psychology professor and neuropsychological researcher who has become best known to the general public for his best selling and award winning books regarding the intelligence, ...more

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Steven Pinker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
age 63 Steven Arthur Pinker is a Canadian-born American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist, and popular science author. He is a Harvard College Professor and the Johnstone Family ...more

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Sue Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Sue Johnson Dr. Susan "Sue" Johnson graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1984 with a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. She reports in various sources that her interested in ...more

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Victor Vroom is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Victor Vroom age 85 Victor Harold‏ Vroom is a business school professor at the Yale School of Management. He holds a PhD from University of Michigan. Vroom's primary research was on the expectancy theory of ...more

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Vimla L. Patel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Vimla Lodhia Patel, is a Fijian-born Canadian cognitive psychologist and biomedical informaticist. In the past decade, Dr. Patel has worked in the area of biomedical informatics, in particular ...more

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Virginia Chow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Psychologists from Canada
Virginia Chow is an experienced Montreal Psychologist who provides CBT for the treatment of depression, anxiety, anger management, addictions, chronic pain relationship difficulties.