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

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

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Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
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Phillip Calvin "Phil" McGraw, known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. McGraw first gained celebrity status with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s. ...more

Age: 66

Birthplace: Vinita, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Television producer, Psychologist, Film Producer, Author, + more

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John Dewey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
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John Dewey, FAA was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey is one of the primary figures associated with the philosophy of pragmatism and is considered one of the founders of functional psychology. A ...more

Age: Died at 93 (1859-1952)

Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

Profession: Psychologist, Philosopher

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#78 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Alfred Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
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Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology, and sexologist who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, now known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. He is best known for writing Sexual Behavior ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1894-1956)

Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Biologist, Professor, Researcher, Psychologist, Scientist

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Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
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Timothy Francis Leary was an American psychologist and writer who was known for advocating psychedelic drugs. During American legality of LSD and psilocybin, Leary conducted experiments under the Harvard Psilocybin Project, resulting in the Concord Prison Experiment and the Marsh Chapel Experiment. ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1920-1996)

Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Psychologist, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Consultant, + more

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#8 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

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