Famous Psychologists - List of Famous Psychologists

A psychologist studies human behavior and mental thought processes through systematic observation. Ensuring the mental well-being of people is one of the sole functional areas and responsibility of a psychologist. They may work as motivational trainers, help to build organizational skills and help students cope with stress, thus offering their services to help shape human personalities. A psychologist is thus any licensed person, trained and adequately qualified to provide mental-health treatment. There are many types of psychologists, including clinical psychologists, school psychologists, organizational psychologists, sports psychologists, criminal psychologists and rehabilitation psychologists, among others. The earliest developments in the field of psychology were during the time of the early Greeks. In the 17th century, Rene Descartes, a French philosopher proclaimed that the mind and the body were separate entities. The concept of psychology has ancient roots and did not evolve into a full-fledged science, until the year 1879, when the first psychology lab was established. Here is a compilation of a list of famous psychologists. Explore and learn more interesting facts and details about them through their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Psychologists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Abraham MaslowApril 1, 1908AmericanAbraham Maslow was a humanistic psychologist best known for his theory of self-actualization
Jean PiagetAugust 9, 1896SwissJean Piaget was a psychologist and philosopher known for his theory of cognitive development
Lev VygotskyNovember 17, 1896RussianLev Vygotsky was a Soviet developmental psychologist, known as the "Mozart of psychology." This biography of Lev Vygotsky provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline
Jordan PetersonJune 12, 1962CanadianJordan Bernt Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist
B. F. SkinnerMarch 20, 1904AmericanB.F
Jacques LacanApril 13, 1901FrenchJacques Lacan was a French psychoanalyst and a psychiatrist, considered to be the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud
John DeweyOctober 20, 1859AmericanJohn Dewey was a famous American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer
Steven PinkerSeptember 18, 1954Canadian, AmericanSteven Pinker is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist and linguist
Erik EriksonJune 15, 1902Canadian, German, AmericanErik Erikson was an American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who is known for introducing the world to the concept of ‘Identity Crisis’
William JamesJanuary 11, 1842AmericanWilliam James was an American philosopher and psychologist
Carl Rogers

Carl Rogers

Carl Rogers was an important American psychologist and educator who along with Abraham Moslow founded the Humanistic Approach’ to psychology

AmericanJanuary 8, 1902131 views

William Moulton Marston

William Moulton Marston was an American psychologist, inventor, lawyer, and author of self-help books and comics

AmericanMay 9, 1893115 views

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist and linguist

CanadianSeptember 18, 1954195 views

Jacques Lacan

Jacques Lacan was a French psychoanalyst and a psychiatrist, considered to be the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud

FrenchApril 13, 1901237 views

Lillian Moller Gilbreth

Lillian Gilbreth was an American psychologist hailed to be the first true industrial/organizational psychologist

AmericanMay 24, 1878114 views

Alfred Adler

Alfred Adler was a physician and psychotherapist famous for founding the school of Individual Psychology

Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis was a famous American psychologist

Albert Bandura

Albert Bandura is the most influential psychologist of all times

Emil Kraepelin

Emil Kraepelin was a German psychiatrist who is known as the founder of psychopharmacology and psychiatric genetics

GermanFebruary 15, 1856133 views