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Famous Psychologists from Germany

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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

    Dec. at 66 (1810-1876)
    Adolf Zeising (24 September 1810 – 27 April 1876) was a German psychologist, whose main...  more
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    Alexander Mitscherlich

    Dec. at 74 (1908-1982)
    Alexander Mitscherlich (September 20, 1908 – June 26, 1982) was a German psychoanalyst....  more
  • 3

    Anton Schelkopf

    Dec. at 61 (1914-1975)
    Dr. Anton Schelkopf (aka Dr. Toni Schelkopf, Toni Schelkopf or Schelkopf Toni) (28 April 1914...  more
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    Arno Gruen

    Age: 97
    Arno Gruen (May 26, 1923 – October 20, 2015) was a Swiss-German psychologist and psychoanalyst....  more
  • 5

    Bruno Klopfer

    Dec. at 71 (1900-1971)
    Bruno Klopfer (1 October 1900 – 1971), was a German psychologist, born in Bavaria. He had a...  more
  • 6

    Carl Gustav Carus

    Dec. at 80 (1789-1869)
    Carl Gustav Carus (3 January 1789 – 28 July 1869) was a German physiologist and painter, born...  more
  • 7

    Carl Stumpf

    Dec. at 88 (1848-1936)
    Carl Stumpf (German: [ʃtʊmpf]; 21 April 1848 – 25 December 1936) was a German philosopher and...  more
  • 8

    Curt W. Bondy

    Dec. at 78 (1894-1972)
    Curt Werner Bondy (born April 3, 1894 Hamburg, Germany - January 17, 1972) was a German...  more
  • 9

    David Katz

    Dec. at 69 (1884-1953)
    David Katz (October 1, 1884, Kassel - February 2, 1953, Stockholm) was a German-born Swedish...  more
  • 10
    Dietrich Dörner (born 28 September 1938, Berlin) is emeritus professor for General and...  more
  • 11

    Eberhard Schorsch

    Dec. at 56 (1935-1991)
    Eberhard Schorsch (30 December 1935 – 14 November 1991) was a German physician,...  more
  • 12

    Edith Jacobson

    Dec. at 81 (1897-1978)
    Edith Jacobson (German: Edith Jacobssohn; September 10, 1897 – December 8, 1978) was a German...  more
  • 13

    Eduard Spranger

    Dec. at 81 (1882-1963)
    Eduard Spranger (27 June 1882 – 17 September 1963) was a German philosopher and psychologist....  more
  • 14
    Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim (born 14 October 1946 in Freiburg), is a German sociologist. She...  more
  • 15

    Eric Hoffer

    Dec. at 81 (1902-1983)
    Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1898 – May 21, 1983) was an American moral and social philosopher. He...  more
  • 16

    Eric Schopler

    Dec. at 79 (1927-2006)
    Eric Schopler (February 8, 1927 – July 7, 2006) was a German born American psychologist whose...  more
  • 17

    Erich Fromm

    Dec. at 80 (1900-1980)
    Erich Seligmann Fromm (; German: [fʁɔm]; March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) was a German Jew who...  more
  • 18

    Erich Neumann

    Dec. at 55 (1905-1960)
    Erich Neumann (Hebrew: אריך נוימן‎; 23 January 1905 – 5 November 1960), was a psychologist,...  more
  • 19

    Erich Schröger

    Age: 61
    Erich Schröger (born 11 November 1958 in Munich) is a German psychologist and neuroscientist....  more
  • 20

    Erik Erikson

    Dec. at 92 (1902-1994)
    Erik Homburger Erikson (born Erik Salomonsen; 15 June 1902 – 12 May 1994) was a...  more
  • 21

    Erwin Straus

    Dec. at 84 (1891-1975)
    Erwin Straus (11 November 1891, Frankfurt am Main – 20 May 1975, Lexington, Kentucky) was a...  more
  • 22

    Eugen Drewermann

    Age: 80
    Eugen Drewermann is a German church critic, theologian, peace activist and former Roman...  more
  • 23

    Friedemann Schulz von Thun

    Age: 76
    Friedemann Schulz von Thun (born August 6, 1944 in Soltau) is a German psychologist and expert...  more
  • 24

    Fritz Heider

    Dec. at 92 (1896-1988)
    Fritz Heider (February 19, 1896 – January 2, 1988) was an Austrian psychologist whose work was...  more
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    Fritz Künkel

    Dec. at 67 (1889-1956)
    Fritz Künkel (September 6, 1889 – April 1, 1956) was known both as a German psychiatrist and...  more