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With 235 biographies, Psychologists are the 51st most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Celebrities, Sculptors, and Computer Scientists.


Pantheon has 236 people classified as psychologists born between 1795 and 1967. Of these 236, 43 (18.22%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living psychologists include Irvin D. Yalom, Howard Gardner, and Paul Ekman. The most famous deceased psychologists include Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Jean Piaget. As of April 2024, 29 new psychologists have been added to Pantheon including Jean Tatlock, Otto F. Kernberg, and Johannes Heinrich Schultz.

Living Psychologists

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Deceased Psychologists

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Newly Added Psychologists (2024)

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Most psychologists were born in United States (87), Germany (23), and United Kingdom (20). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (16), Vienna (13), and Berlin (5).The most common death places of psychologists were United States (106), United Kingdom (18), and France (16). By city, these were New York City (14), London (8), and Moscow (5).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as psychologists in Pantheon are Alexander Bain, Gustav Fechner, and Ernst Heinrich Weber.  The concentration of psychologists was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier psychologists are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Psychologists were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Psychologists since 1700.