- Gordon Allport (1897 - 1967): Topic Page
Gordon Allport was the youngest of four brothers. His father was a country physician, and the family moved to Ohio shortly after Gordon's birth.
- Anne Anastasi (1908 - 2001): Topic Page
Psychologist, born in New York City, New York, USA. She taught at Barnard College (1930–9), Queens College (1939–46), and Fordham University (1946–79). In 1933 she married psychologist John Porter Foley Jr, a fellow graduate of Columbia University.
- Rudolf Arnheim (1904 - 2007): Topic Page
When he completed his PhD (an experimental investigation of visual perception) Arnheim worked for five years (1928-33) as assistant editor of a cultural affairs magazine published in Berlin.
- Albert Bandura (1925 - ): Topic Page
Albert Bandura grew up in Mundare, Northern Alberta, Canada. He spent his elementary and high-school years in the village's one and only school. At the University of Iowa he studied with Kenneth Spence (an associate of Clark Hull) and earned a doctorate in clinical psychology.
- Raymond Cattell (1905 - 1998): Topic Page
Psychologist, born in Staffordshire, C England, UK. He studied at London University, taught at Harvard, Clarke, and Duke universities before World War 2, and after the war became director of the Laboratory of Personality Assessment at Illinois University.
- Edouard Claparede (1873 - 1940): Topic Page
Edouard Claparède was born and spent most of his life in Geneva. After studying science and medicine he concentrated on psychology, studying, and later collaborating, with Theodore Fluornoy, to whom he was closely related.
- Kenneth Clark (1914 - 2005): Topic Page
Panamanian-born American psychologist and author who demonstrated the psychological effects of racial segregation and ghetto life.
- Albert Ellis (1913 - 2007): Topic Page
Psychologist and writer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He studied at Columbia University (1947 PhD), taught at Rutgers University (1948–9), and practised clinical psychology from 1950.
- Hans Eysenck (1916 - 1997): Topic Page
Psychologist, born in Berlin, Germany. He studied in France and at London University, and was professor of psychology at London University (1955–83). Much of his work was psychometric research into the normal variations of human personality and intelligence.
- Leon Festinger (1919 - 1989): Topic Page
What have each of the following got in common: decision making, communication, level of aspiration, food deprivation, persuasion, deindividuation in groups, pursuit eye movement and the technology of prehistoric hunting tools? The answer is Leon Festinger.
- Fred Fiedler (1922 - ): Topic Page
Although his initial training at the University of Chicago was in clinical psychology, Fiedler has always been interested in industrial and organizational psychology.
- James Gibson (1904 - 1979): Topic Page
Psychologist, born in McConnelsville, Ohio, USA. He studied at Princeton and Edinburgh universities, and taught psychology at Smith College (1928–49) and at Cornell (1949–72).
- Harry Harlow (1905 - 1981): Topic Page
Harlow's contributions to psychology comprise a series of empirical findings in three main areas: the learning of problem solving, curiosity and manipulation, and the development of affectional systems.
- Clark Hull (1884 - 1952): Topic Page
Psychologist, born in Akron, New York, USA. He studied at Michigan and Wisconsin universities, then taught at Wisconsin and (from 1929) in the Institute of Human Relations at Yale, where he conducted experimental research into behaviour and learning processes.
- Karl Jaspers (1883 - 1969): Topic Page
German psychiatrist, philosopher, and theologian. A founder of modern existentialism, he was concerned with human reactions to extreme situations.
- Carl Jung (1875 - 1961): Topic Page
Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist; he offered an alternative to Freudian psychoanalysis, developing concepts such as the collective unconscious, with its archetypes, the complex, and personality types.
- Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970): Topic Page
US psychologist. A professor at Brooklyn College (1937-51) and Brandeis University (1951-61), he is regarded as the founder of humanistic psychology.
- David McClelland (1917 - 1998): Topic Page
David McClelland is the founder and chairman of the Board of MoBer and Co. and Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His forty years of research have resulted in an internationally recognized theory of human motivation.
- Carl Rogers (1902 - 1987): Topic Page
American psychologist. A founder of humanistic psychology, he developed client-centered therapy, in which the client directs the focus and pace of each session.
- Hermann Rorschach (1884 - 1922): Topic Page
Rorschach's stature has been obscured by the development and partial eclipse of the projective test that bears his name. The only firm links between the two are the reduced set of ten inkblots, accepted by the publisher from the fifteen he had carefully selected, and his theoretic stance.