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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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McDougall, William

McDougall, William (1871-1938) was a British psychologist who founded the school of purposive psychology, which suggested that humans and animals act for specific purposes, with the actions directed toward achieving certain goals.


Binswanger, Ludwig

 Binswanger, Ludwig

Ludwig Binswanger was a psychologist who contributed to our knowledge of psychology . Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about Ludwig Binswanger. See more »

Kraepelin, Emil

 Kraepelin, Emil

Emil Kraepelin was a psychologist who contributed to our knowledge of psychology . Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about Carl Gustav Jung. See more »

Laing, R. D.

 Laing, R. D.

R.D. Laing was a psychologist who contributed to our knowledge of psychology . Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about R.D. Laing. See more »

Rush, Benjamin

 Rush, Benjamin

Benjamin Rush was a psychologist who contributed to our knowledge of psychology . Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about Benjamin Rush. See more »

Sullivan, Harry Stack

 Sullivan, Harry Stack

Harry Stack Sullivan was a psychologist who contributed to our knowledge of psychology . Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about Harry Stack Sullivan. See more »

Wagner-Jauregg, Julius

 Wagner-Jauregg, Julius

Julius Wagner-Jauregg was a psychologist who contributed to our knowledge of psychology . Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about Julius Wagner-Jauregg. See more »

Melanie Klein

 Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein was a psychologist who contributed to our knowledge of psychology . Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about Melanie Klein. See more »

Donald Woods Winnicott

 Donald Woods Winnicott

Donald Woods Winnicott was a psychologist who contributed to our knowledge of psychology . Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about Donald Woods Winnicott. See more »

Gordon W. Allport

 Gordon W. Allport

Gordon W. Allport was a psychologist who contributed to our knowledge of psychology . Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about Gordon W. Allport. See more »

Cyril Burt

 Cyril Burt

Cyril Burt was a psychologist who contributed to our knowledge of psychology . Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about Cyril Burt. See more »