Psychology List of Famous Psychologists

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List of famous psychologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top psychologists in the world? This includes the most prominent psychologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable psychologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic psychologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned psychologists.

This list has everything from Phil McGraw to Alfred Kinsey.

From reputable, prominent, and well known psychologists to the lesser known psychologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the psychologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous psychologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous psychologists?" then you're in the right place. (1377 items)

Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Sigmund Freud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psychoanalysis. Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research ...more

John Dewey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Alfred Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology.

Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
Timothy Francis Leary was an American psychologist and writer.

Joyce Brothers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Robert Anton Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Julie Berry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
Julie Berry is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Vanuatu.

Jean Piaget is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
Jean Piaget was a Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher known for his epistemological studies with children. His theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are together ...more

Ram Dass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Herbert Simon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

William James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Hugo Münsterberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Joseph Doucé is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
Joseph Doucé was born to a rural family in Sint-Truiden, Belgium. He was a psychologist and Baptist pastor in Paris. He was openly gay and was among the founders of the International ...more

Kay Redfield Jamison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Paul Rosenfels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Lauren Slater is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Steven Pinker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Chris Argyris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
Chris Argyris 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

James Hillman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
James Hillman appeared in the 2007 film The 11th Hour.

Stan J. Katz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
Stan J. Katz Stan J. Katz is a psychologist and a presenter.

Jonathan Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Dan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Louis M. Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
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

Marie-Louise von Franz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Psychologists
Marie-Louise von Franz was a Swiss Jungian psychologist and scholar, renowned for her psychological interpretations of fairy tales and of alchemical manuscripts.