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Great Psychologists

Great psychologists include famous psychoanalysts like Freud and Jung as well as lesser known psychiatrists. Learn how great psychologists have contributed to our knowledge of psychology.

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Piaget, Jean

Piaget, Jean (1896-1980), a Swiss psychologist, biologist, and philosopher. Piaget was a pioneer in the field of developmental psychology.


How Sigmund Freud Worked

Sigmund Freud is considered the father of psychoanalysis, although today many of his theories are viewed unfavorably. Why is his legacy still so important? See more »

Binswanger, Ludwig

Binswanger, Ludwig (1881-1966), a Swiss psychiatrist, sought to understand people as total human beings. See more »

Kraepelin, Emil

Kraepelin, Emil (1856-1926) was a German psychiatrist who pioneered investigation into the physical causes of mental illness. See more »

Laing, R. D.

Laing, R. D. (1927-1989) was a Scottish psychiatrist whose work centered on schizophrenia and its causes. See more »

Rush, Benjamin

Rush, Benjamin (1745-1813), an American physician and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. See more »

Sullivan, Harry Stack

Sullivan, Harry Stack (1892-1949) was an American psychiatrist and a leader in the development of personality theory. See more »

Wagner-Jauregg, Julius

Wagner-Jauregg, Julius (1857-1940) was an Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist who discovered an effective treatment for general paresis, also called syphilitic meningoencephalitis. See more »

Melanie Klein

Klein, Melanie (1882-1960) was an Austrian-born psychoanalyst who pioneered the field of child psychoanalysis and devised some of the first techniques of play therapy. See more »

Donald Woods Winnicott

Winnicott, Donald Woods (1896-1971) was a British psychoanalyst and specialist in child development. See more »

Gordon W. Allport

Allport, Gordon W. (1897-1967) was an American psychologist known for his research in human personality. See more »