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

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    Adele Diamond is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive... more on Wikipedia
  • Albert Bandura2

    BirthplaceMundare, Canada

    Albert Bandura (; born December 4, 1925) is a Canadian-American psychologist who is the David... more on Wikipedia
  • Anatol Rapoport3

    Anatol Rapoport

    Dec. at 96 (1911-2007)

    BirthplaceUkraine, Lozova Raion, Eurasia, Lozova, Kharkiv Oblast

    Anatol Rapoport (Ukrainian: Анатолій Борисович Рапопо́рт; Russian: Анато́лий Бори́сович... more on Wikipedia
  • Barry Beyerstein4

    Barry Beyerstein

    Dec. at 60 (1947-2007)

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Barry L Beyerstein (May 19, 1947 – June 25, 2007) was a scientific skeptic and professor of... more on Wikipedia
  • Bennet Wong5

    Bennet Wong

    Dec. at 83 (1930-2013)

    BirthplaceStrasbourg, Canada

    Bennet Randall Wong (July 16, 1930 – September 25, 2013), was a Canadian psychiatrist, author... more on Wikipedia
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    Bob Altemeyer

    Age: 80
    Robert Anthony "Bob" Altemeyer (born 6 June 1940) is a retired Professor of Psychology at the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    Brenda Milner, (born July 15, 1918, née Brenda Langford) is a British-Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    Carl Bereiter

    Carl Edward Bereiter (b. 1930) is an American education researcher, professor emeritus at the... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Christopher Darren Green (born 1959) is professor of psychology at York University in Toronto,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    David Brodbeck

    Age: 55
  • Donald Olding Hebb11

    Donald Olding Hebb

    Dec. at 81 (1904-1985)

    BirthplaceChester, Chester Municipal District, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Donald Olding Hebb FRS (July 22, 1904 – August 20, 1985) was a Canadian psychologist who was... more on Wikipedia
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    Douglas N. Jackson

    Dec. at 75 (1929-2004)

    BirthplaceMerrick, New York

    Douglas Northrop Jackson II (August 14, 1929 – August 22, 2004) was a Canadian psychology... more on Wikipedia
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    Edward Tory Higgins (born March 12, 1946) is the Stanley Schachter Professor of Psychology,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Ellen Bialystok, OC, FRSC (born 1948) is a Canadian psychologist and professor. She carries... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Elliott Jaques

    Dec. at 86 (1917-2003)

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Elliott Jaques (January 18, 1917 – March 8, 2003) was a Canadian psychoanalyst, social... more on Wikipedia
  • Eric Berne16

    Eric Berne

    Dec. at 60 (1910-1970)

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Eric Berne (May 10, 1910 – July 15, 1970) was a Canadian-born psychiatrist who, in the middle... more on Wikipedia
  • Erving Goffman17

    Erving Goffman

    Dec. at 60 (1922-1982)

    BirthplaceMannville, Canada

    Erving Goffman (11 June 1922 – 19 November 1982) was a Canadian-American sociologist, social... more on Wikipedia
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    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Fergus Ian Muirden Craik FRS (born 17 April 1935, Edinburgh, Scotland) is a cognitive... more on Wikipedia
  • Gad Saad19

    Gad Saad

    Age: 55


    Gad Saad (; Arabic: جاد سعد‎, Hebrew: גד סעד‎, born October 13, 1964) is a Lebanese-Canadian... more on Wikipedia

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    Harvey Skinner, FCAS is the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Health at York University,... more on Wikipedia
  • Herbert Jasper21

    Herbert Jasper

    Dec. at 93 (1906-1999)

    BirthplaceLa Grande, Oregon

    Herbert Henri Jasper, (July 27, 1906 – March 11, 1999) was a Canadian psychologist,... more on Wikipedia
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    J. Philippe Rushton

    Dec. at 69 (1943-2012)

    BirthplaceBournemouth, United Kingdom

    John Philippe Rushton (December 3, 1943 – October 2, 2012) was a Canadian psychologist and... more on Wikipedia
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    Jayne Gackenbach is a dream researcher whose focus is lucid dreaming and other altered states... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Jerome H. Barkow

    Jerome H. Barkow is a Canadian anthropologist at Dalhousie University who has made important... more on Wikipedia
  • Jock McKeen25

    BirthplaceOwen Sound, Canada

    John Herbert Ross McKeen (born October 19, 1946), is a Canadian physician, acupuncturist,... more on Wikipedia