Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud: The Father of Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Freud is considered one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century, and his work has had a profound impact on … Read more

Carl Jung

Carl Jung: The Father of Analytical Psychology Carl Jung was an influential Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded the school of analytical psychology. He was an early advocate of the importance of dreams, symbols, and the unconscious mind in shaping our behavior and beliefs. He is best known for his theories on the collective unconscious … Read more

B.F. Skinner

B.F. Skinner: A Brief Biography Burrhus Frederic Skinner, or B.F. Skinner, was an American psychologist and behaviorist who developed the theory of operant conditioning. He was born on March 20, 1904 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, and he died on August 18, 1990 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Skinner was a prolific writer, and his works are still widely … Read more

Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow: The Psychologist Who Pioneered Humanistic Psychology Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist and one of the founders of humanistic psychology. He is best known for his Hierarchy of Needs theory, which is still widely used today. Maslow believed that all people have the same basic needs and that these needs must be met … Read more

Jean Piaget

The Life and Work of Jean Piaget Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist and philosopher who is best known for his pioneering work in the field of cognitive development. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, and his theories continue to be influential in the field of … Read more

Erik Erikson

Erik Erikson: A Biography of the Famous Psychologist Erik Erikson is one of the most influential and renowned psychologists of the 20th century. He is best known for his theory of psychosocial development, which is still widely used today. Erikson was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1902, and was the son of Danish parents. He … Read more

Karen Horney

Karen Horney: A Pioneering Psychologist Karen Horney was a pioneering psychologist who made significant contributions to the field of psychology. Her work focused on the development of personality and the ways in which people cope with stress and interpersonal relationships. Horney is best known for her theories of neurosis, which she developed during the mid-twentieth … Read more

Carl Rogers

Carl Rogers: A Pioneering Psychologist Carl Rogers was one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, and his theories and practices in the field of psychotherapy and counseling are still widely used today. He was a leader in the humanistic approach to psychology, which emphasised the importance of the individual’s subjective experience and … Read more

Albert Bandura

Albert Bandura: The Father of Social Learning Theory Albert Bandura is a renowned psychologist who is best known for his pioneering work on social learning theory. He was born in 1925 in Alberta, Canada and moved to the United States in 1949 to pursue his studies. Bandura earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the … Read more

John B. Watson

John B. Watson: The Father of Modern Psychology John B. Watson is widely regarded as the father of modern psychology. He is credited with introducing the concept of behaviorism, which studies observable behavior rather than mental processes. He was a pioneering figure in the field of psychology, and his work has had a lasting impact … Read more

Ivan Pavlov

Ivan Pavlov: The Father of Classical Conditioning Ivan Pavlov was a Russian physiologist and psychologist who is best known for his pioneering work on classical conditioning. He was born in Ryazan, Russia on September 14, 1849 and died in Leningrad, Soviet Union on February 27, 1936. He is considered to be one of the most … Read more

Gordon Allport

Gordon Allport: An Overview of the Famous Psychologist Gordon Allport was an influential American psychologist and one of the most influential figures in the field of psychology during the 20th century. He is best known for his groundbreaking work on personality theory and personality psychology. Allport was born in 1897 in Montezuma, Indiana and attended … Read more

Stanley Milgram

Stanley Milgram: The Psychologist Who Changed Our Understanding of Obedience Stanley Milgram was a renowned American psychologist and social scientist who, over the course of his career, made significant contributions to our understanding of obedience and authority. Milgram’s most famous experiment, the Milgram experiment, was conducted in the early 1960s, and it has since become … Read more

Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis: The Father of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Albert Ellis was an American psychologist who is widely regarded as the founder of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a type of psychotherapy that has been used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Ellis developed his approach to psychotherapy … Read more

Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman – A Pioneering Psychologist Daniel Kahneman is a renowned psychologist, economist, and Nobel Laureate who has made significant contributions to the field of psychology. He is best known for his pioneering work in the study of decision-making, cognitive biases, and heuristics. His work has had a profound impact on our understanding of how … Read more

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky: The Father of Modern Linguistics Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political critic, and activist. He is widely considered to be the father of modern linguistics, and one of the most influential intellectuals of the 20th century. Chomsky is credited with revolutionizing the field of linguistics by introducing the … Read more

Lev Vygotsky

The Life and Work of Lev Vygotsky Lev Vygotsky was a Russian psychologist who is widely considered to be one of the most influential figures in the field of psychology. Born in 1896, Vygotsky is best known for his theories of cognitive development and social learning. His work has had a profound influence on the … Read more

David Rosenhan

David Rosenhan: A Notable Psychologist David Rosenhan was a pioneering psychologist whose research and writings have had a lasting impact on the field of psychology. He is best known for his work on the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, as well as his famous “Rosenhan Experiment”. Rosenhan’s work has been credited with helping to … Read more

Philip Zimbardo

Philip Zimbardo: The Father of Social Psychology Philip Zimbardo is a renowned psychologist and professor emeritus at Stanford University who has made significant contributions to the field of social psychology. He is best known for his classic experiment on the psychology of imprisonment, the Stanford Prison Experiment, which has been the subject of numerous books, … Read more

Lawrence Kohlberg

Lawrence Kohlberg: The Pioneer of Moral Development Psychology Lawrence Kohlberg was an American psychologist best known for his pioneering work in moral development. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, and his research has had a lasting impact on the field of psychology. Kohlberg’s work focused on … Read more

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner: A Biography of the Influential Psychologist Howard Gardner is a renowned psychologist and professor of education at Harvard University. He is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, which posits that humans possess multiple types of intelligence, rather than a single, general intelligence. Gardner’s work has had a profound impact on the … Read more

Martin Seligman

Martin Seligman: A Profile of the Psychologist Martin Seligman is one of the most influential psychologists of the modern era. He is best known for his work on positive psychology, which seeks to understand and promote human flourishing. Seligman has made major contributions to the field of psychology, including the development of the concept of … Read more

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker: The Well-Known Psychologist Steven Pinker is a renowned psychologist and one of the most influential thinkers of our time. He is a professor of psychology at Harvard University and is best known for his work on language, cognition, and evolutionary psychology. He is the author of several books, including The Language Instinct, How … Read more

Elizabeth Loftus

Elizabeth Loftus: The Pioneering Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus is a pioneering psychologist whose research has helped to shape our understanding of memory and its implications for the criminal justice system. Her work has been influential in the field of psychology and has had a profound impact on the way that courts consider eyewitness testimony. Early Life … Read more

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: A Pioneering Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a pioneering psychologist and one of the most influential figures in the field of positive psychology. He is best known for his work on the concept of ‘flow’ – a state of optimal experience and performance – and has written extensively on the psychology of creativity, happiness … Read more

Wilhelm Wundt

Wilhelm Wundt: The Father of Psychology Wilhelm Wundt is widely considered to be the father of modern psychology. He was a German physician and philosopher who is credited with establishing the first psychology laboratory in 1879. Wundt’s work laid the foundation for the development of the discipline of psychology, and his influence can be seen … Read more

James McCosh

James McCosh: An Overview of the Influential Psychologist James McCosh (1811-1894) was a Scottish-born American psychologist and philosopher who made significant contributions to the field of psychology. He was also an influential figure in the development of American higher education, having served as the president of both Princeton University and Queen’s College (now Rutgers University). … Read more

William James

William James: The Father of American Psychology William James was an American psychologist and philosopher who is widely regarded as the father of American psychology. He was born in 1842 in New York City and is best known for his pioneering work in the field of psychology, which laid the foundations for modern psychological thought. … Read more

Edward Thorndike

Edward Thorndike: The Pioneer of Modern Psychology Edward Thorndike was an American psychologist who was an influential figure in the development of modern psychology. He was born in 1874 in Massachusetts and died in 1949 in New York. He was a prolific researcher and writer, publishing more than 500 papers and books. Thorndike is best … Read more

John Dewey

John Dewey: A Psychologist Who Changed the World John Dewey was a pioneering psychologist and philosopher who is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. He was born in Burlington, Vermont, in 1859 and went on to become a professor at the University of Chicago in 1894. He is … Read more

Jean Paul Sartre

Jean Paul Sartre: The French Philosopher and Psychologist Jean Paul Sartre was a French philosopher and psychologist who is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. He is best known for his works on existentialism and phenomenology, which are two philosophical approaches to understanding the human experience. Sartre’s writings … Read more