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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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Tolman, Edward Chace

Tolman, Edward Chace (1886-1959) was an American psychologist who revolutionized the field of behavioral psychology.


Cyril Burt

Burt, Cyril (1883-1971), a British psychologist, made important contributions in the areas of statistical analysis, intelligence testing, and juvenile delinquency. See more »

Carr, Harvey

Carr, Harvey (1873-1954), an American psychologist and university administrator, had a profound influence in the field of American psychology. See more »

Cattell, James McKeen (1860-1944), an American psychologist, had widespread influence on the scientific community. See more »

Clark, Kenneth Bancroft (1914-2005) was an American psychologist and educator. See more »

Bono, Edward de (1933- ), a Maltese psychologist, is considered by many to be the leading authority in the field of creative thinking and the teaching of thinking as a skill. See more »

Ebbinghaus, Hermann (1850-1909) was a German experimental psychologist who performed highly original work in the study of memory and association. See more »

Eysenck, Hans (1916-1997) was a German-born British psychologist who criticized conventional psychotherapy. See more »

Harlow, Harry Frederick (1905-1981) was an American psychologist. His studies of the social behavior of monkeys provided new understanding of human behavior and development. See more »

Hull, Clark Leonard (1884-1952), an American psychologist, expressed psychological theory in mathematical terms. See more »

Jones, Ernest (1879-1958), a British psychologist, was a pioneer in his field. See more »