Ten Famous Psychologists and Their Achievements

in association with the University of Kent

For better or worse a number of psychologists have gained some notoriety over the years, with a few considered outright famous. Here’s a list of significant psychologists and their major contributions to the field. 

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Carl Jung 1875–1961

Like many on our list Jung studied medicine, at the University of Basel. His interest in spiritual phenomena lead him to combine his two passions and become involved in the field of psychiatry, His dissertation was entitled “On the Psychology and Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena”. Jung befriended Freud and, for a time, was viewed almost as his protégé. Jung, however, started to develop his own ideas and the two men grew apart. Jung’s synthesis of the concepts of introversion and extraversion form a major foundation of personality psychology and has also influenced psychotherapy.