Famous Psychologists from France

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

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  • Abbé de Coulmier

    François Simonet de Coulmier (September 30, 1741 – June 4, 1818) was a French Catholic priest, originally a member of the Premonstratensian canons regular, and an active member of the French legislature at the start of the French Revolution and again during the First French Empire.
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1741-1818)
    • Birthplace: Dijon, France
  • Alfred Binet
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    Alfred Binet (French: [binɛ]; July 8, 1857 – October 18, 1911) was a French psychologist who invented the first practical IQ test, the Binet–Simon test. In 1904, the French Ministry of Education asked psychologist Alfred Binet to devise a method that would determine which students did not learn effectively from regular classroom instruction so they could be given remedial work. Along with his collaborator Théodore Simon, Binet published revisions of his test in 1908 and 1911, the last of which appeared just before his death.
    • Age: Dec. at 54 (1857-1911)
    • Birthplace: Nice, France
  • Éliane Amado Levy-Valensi

    Éliane Amado Levy-Valensi (Hebrew: אליענה אמדו לוי-ולנסי‎; May 11, 1919 – May 10, 2006) was a French-Israeli psychologist, psychoanalyst and philosopher.
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1919-2006)
    • Birthplace: Marseille, France
  • Émile Coué
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    Émile Coué

    Émile Coué de la Châtaigneraie (French: [emil kue də la ʃɑtɛɲʁɛ]; 26 February 1857 – 2 July 1926) was a French psychologist and pharmacist who introduced a popular method of psychotherapy and self-improvement based on optimistic autosuggestion.Considered by Charles Baudouin to represent a second Nancy School, Coué treated many patients in groups and free of charge.
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1857-1926)
    • Birthplace: Troyes, France
  • Françoise Dolto
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    Françoise Dolto

    Françoise Dolto (French: [dɔlto]; 1908–1988), was a French pediatrician and psychoanalyst.
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1908-1988)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Gabriel Tarde
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    Gabriel Tarde

    Gabriel Tarde (French: [taʁd]; in full Jean-Gabriel De Tarde; 12 March 1843 – 13 May 1904) was a French sociologist, criminologist and social psychologist who conceived sociology as based on small psychological interactions among individuals (much as if it were chemistry), the fundamental forces being imitation and innovation.
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1843-1904)
    • Birthplace: Sarlat-la-Canéda, France