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. 


Solomon Asch 1907–1996

Solomon Asch became interested in psychology as he was nearing the end of his undergraduate studies, so much so that he went on to pursue his graduate degree in the topic at Columbia University. Asch soon became involved with Gestalt psychology and social psychology, becoming famous for his conformity experiments in which he proposed that group pressure can cause humans to entirely change opinion in spite of obvious facts.