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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Woodworth, Robert Sessions

Woodworth, Robert Sessions (1869-1962) was an American psychologist known for his work in experimental psychology, a field that developed in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

Wundt, Wilhelm

Wundt, Wilhelm (1832-1920), a German physiologist and philosopher, is known as the father of modern psychology.

Menninger (family)

Menninger, the family name of three United States psychiatrists. Their clinic for the mentally ill and their psychiatric training programs made Topeka, Kansas, a major psychiatric center.

Erikson, Erik H.

Erikson, Erik H. (Homburger) (1902-1994), a United States psychoanalyst. Erikson, considered one of the world's foremost psychoanalysts, conducted significant research on the various stages of psychological development.

Freud, Sigmund

Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939), the Austrian physician who founded psychoanalysis.

Horney, Karen

Horney, Karen (Danielsen) (1885-1952), a United States psychoanalyst. Disagreeing with Sigmund Freud's teachings, she held that anxiety and neurosis are caused by environmental and cultural factors in conflict with the individual's drive towards self-realization.

Jastrow, Joseph

Jastrow, Joseph (1863-1944), a United States psychologist. He opposed the theory of psychoanalysis and ridiculed spiritualism and experiments in psychical research.

Koffka, Kurt

Koffka, Kurt (1886-1941), a German-American psychologist. With Wolfgang Khler and Max Wertheimer, Koffka was a founder of the Gestalt school of psychology.