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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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Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
age 68 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. ...more

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John Dewey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Dec. at 93 (1859-1952) 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 ...more

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Alfred Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Dec. at 62 (1894-1956) Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology.

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Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Dec. at 76 (1920-1996) Timothy Francis Leary was an American psychologist and writer.

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Joyce Brothers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Dec. at 86 (1927-2013) Joyce Diane Brothers was an American psychologist, television personality and columnist, who wrote a daily newspaper advice column from 1960 to 2013. In 1955, she became the only woman ever to ...more

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Robert Anton Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Dec. at 75 (1932-2007) Robert Anton Wilson was an American author, novelist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, psychologist, and self-described agnostic mystic. Recognized as an Episkopos, Pope, and saint ...more

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Julie Berry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
age 38 Julie Berry is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Vanuatu.

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Ram Dass is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
age 87 Ram Dass is an American spiritual teacher and the author of the seminal 1971 book Be Here Now. He is known for his personal and professional associations with Timothy Leary at Harvard University ...more

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Herbert Simon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Dec. at 85 (1916-2001) Herbert Alexander Simon, a Nobel laureate, was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, psychologist, computer scientist, and Richard King Mellon Professor—most notably at ...more

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William James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Dec. at 68 (1842-1910) William James was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading ...more

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Hugo Münsterberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Dec. at 53 (1863-1916) Hugo Münsterberg was a German-American psychologist. He was one of the pioneers in applied psychology, extending his research and theories to Industrial/Organizational, legal, medical, ...more

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Kay Redfield Jamison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
age 72 Kay Redfield Jamison is an American clinical psychologist and writer. Her work has centered on bipolar disorder, which she has had since her early adulthood. She holds a post of Professor of ...more

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Paul Rosenfels is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Dec. at 76 (1909-1985) Paul Rosenfels was an American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst known as one of the first American social scientists to publish about homosexuality as part of the human condition, rather than ...more

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Lauren Slater is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
age 55 Lauren Slater is an American psychologist and writer. She is the author of seven books, including Welcome To My Country, Prozac Diary, and Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir. Her 2004 Opening ...more

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Steven Pinker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
age 64 Steven Arthur Pinker is a Canadian-born American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist, and popular science author. He is a Harvard College Professor and the Johnstone Family ...more

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Chris Argyris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Chris Argyris Dec. at 90 (1923-2013) Chris Argyris was an American business theorist, Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School, and a Thought Leader at Monitor Group. Argyris is next to Richard Beckhard, Edgar Schein and ...more

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James Hillman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Dec. at 85 (1926-2011) James Hillman appeared in the 2007 film The 11th Hour.

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Jonathan Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
age 69 Jonathan Kellerman is an American psychologist, and Edgar and Anthony Award-winning author of numerous bestselling suspense novels. His writings on psychology include Savage Spawn: Reflections ...more

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Dan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003) Dan Anderson was an American psychologist and head of Hazelden between 1961 and his retirement in 1986. He was the pioneer of the Minnesota Model for alcohol and drug addiction treatment, based ...more

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Louis M. Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Louis M. Goldstein is an American linguist and cognitive scientist. He was previously a professor and chair of the Department of Linguistics and a professor of psychology at Yale University, and ...more

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Diane Watson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
age 85 Diane Edith Watson is a former US Representative for California's 33rd congressional district, serving from 2003 until 2011. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is located ...more

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John M. Gottman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
age 77 John Mordecai Gottman is a professor emeritus in psychology known for his work on marital stability and relationship analysis through scientific direct observations, many of which were published ...more

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Kenneth J Gergen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
age 84 Kenneth J. Gergen is an American psychologist and professor at Swarthmore College. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Duke University.

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Gregory Berns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
Distinguished Chair of Neuroeconomics at Emory University.

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Kevin Hogan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Psychologists from the United States
age 57 Kevin Michael Hogan is the starting American football quarterback for the Stanford Cardinal.