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

List people include Herbert Simon, Marie-Louise von Franz and more.

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

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Adolf Zeising is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Adolf Zeising Dec. at 66 (1810-1876) Adolf Zeising was a German psychologist, whose main interests were mathematics and philosophy. Among his theories, Zeising claimed to have found the golden ratio expressed in the arrangement of ...more

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Alexander Mitscherlich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Dec. at 74 (1908-1982) Alexander Mitscherlich was a German psychoanalyst.

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Anton Schelkopf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Anton Schelkopf Dec. at 61 (1914-1975) Dr. Anton Schelkopf was a German Psychologist doctor who also was among other works a Film Producer in the late 1940s and 1950s.

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Arno Gruen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
age 95 Arno Gruen is a Swiss-German psychologist and psychoanalyst.

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Bruno Klopfer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Bruno Klopfer Dec. at 71 (1900-1971) Bruno Klopfer, was a German psychologist, born in Bavaria. He had a profound impact on the development of psychological personality testing, and was an important pioneer and innovator in the ...more

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Carl Gustav Carus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Dec. at 80 (1789-1869) Carl Gustav Carus was a German physiologist and painter, born in Leipzig, who played various roles during the Romantic era. A friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, he was a many-sided man: a ...more

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Carl Stumpf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Dec. at 88 (1848-1936) Carl Stumpf was a German philosopher and psychologist. He studied with Franz Brentano at the University of Würzburg before receiving his doctorate at University of Göttingen in 1868. ...more

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Curt W. Bondy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Dec. at 78 (1894-1972) Curt Werner Bondy was a German psychologist, social educator.

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David Katz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
David Katz Dec. at 69 (1884-1953) David Katz was a German-born Swedish psychologist and educator.

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Dietrich Dörner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
age 80 Dietrich Dörner is emeritus professor for General and Theoretical Psychology at the Institute of Theoretical Psychology at the Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, Germany. In 1986, he ...more

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Eberhard Schorsch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Eberhard Schorsch Dec. at 56 (1935-1991) Eberhard Schorsch was a German physician, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, author and sexologist. Schorsch was born in Leipzig. After finishing school he studied medicine and psychology at ...more

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Edith Jacobson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Dec. at 81 (1897-1978) Edith Jacobson was a German psychoanalyst. Her major contributions to psychoanalytic thinking dealt with the development of the sense of identity and self-esteem and with an understanding of ...more

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Eduard Spranger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Eduard Spranger Dec. at 81 (1882-1963) Eduard Spranger was a German philosopher and psychologist. A student of Wilhelm Dilthey, Spranger was born in Berlin and died in Tübingen. Spranger's contribution to personality theory, in ...more

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Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
age 72 Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim, is a German sociologist, psychologist, and philosopher. She holds a professorship at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. After studying sociology, psychology and ...more

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Eric Hoffer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Dec. at 81 (1902-1983) Eric Hoffer was an American moral and social philosopher. He was the author of ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983. His first book, The True Believer, ...more

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Eric Schopler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Dec. at 79 (1927-2006) Eric Schopler was a German born American psychologist whose pioneering research into autism led to the foundation of the TEACCH program.

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Erich Fromm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Dec. at 80 (1900-1980) Erich Seligmann Fromm was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical

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Erich Neumann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Dec. at 55 (1905-1960) Erich Neumann, was a psychologist, philosopher, writer, and student of Carl Jung.

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Erich Schröger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Erich Schröger age 60 Erich Schröger is a German psychologist and neuroscientist.

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Erik Erikson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Dec. at 92 (1902-1994) Erik Homburger Erikson was a German-born American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychosocial development of human beings. He may be most famous for coining ...more

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Erwin Straus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Dec. at 84 (1891-1975) Erwin Straus was a German-American phenomenologist and neurologist who helped to pioneer anthropological medicine and psychiatry, a holistic approach to medicine that is critical of mechanistic ...more

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Eugen Drewermann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Eugen Drewermann age 78 Eugen Drewermann is a German church critic, theologian, peace activist and former Roman Catholic priest. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Drewermann was born in ...more

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Friedemann Schulz von Thun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Friedemann Schulz von Thun age 74 Friedemann Schulz von Thun is a German psychologist and expert for interpersonal communication and intrapersonal communication. Schulz von Thun worked as a professor of psychology at the ...more

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Fritz Heider is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Dec. at 92 (1896-1988) Fritz Heider was an Austrian psychologist whose work was related to the Gestalt school. In 1958 he published The Psychology of Interpersonal Relations, which expanded upon his creations of ...more

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Fritz Künkel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Psychologists from Germany
Fritz Künkel Dec. at 67 (1889-1956) Fritz Künkel was known both as a German psychiatrist and an American psychologist. He might best be understood as a social scientist who sought to integrate psychology, sociology and ...more