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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. 


Anna Freud 1895–1982

Daughter of the illustrious Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud has certainly found her own voice in the world of psychological discovery. She and Melanie Klein are considered the founders of psychoanalytic child psychology. Anna’s work, specifically emphasised the importance of the ego in serving and opposing subconscious behaviour.