Heinz Kohut

1913 - 1981

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Heinz Kohut (May 3, 1913 – October 8, 1981) was a Jewish Austrian-born American psychoanalyst best known for his development of self psychology, an influential school of thought within psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory which helped transform the modern practice of analytic and dynamic treatment approaches. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinz Kohut has received more than 334,358 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Heinz Kohut is the 111th most popular psychologist (down from 105th in 2019), the 400th most popular biography from Austria (down from 363rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Austrian Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Heinz Kohut ranks 111 out of 235Before him are Auguste Forel, Jon Kabat-Zinn, R. D. Laing, Édouard Claparède, William McDougall, and John Money. After him are Robert Cialdini, Frederic Bartlett, Adolf Bastian, Aleksei N. Leontiev, Robert Sternberg, and Oswald Külpe.

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Among people born in 1913, Heinz Kohut ranks 89Before him are Shih Kien, 'Abd al-Ilah, Eddie Constantine, Haxhi Lleshi, Alexander Pokryshkin, and Pinetop Perkins. After him are Pierre Werner, Mary Leakey, Franck Pourcel, Alexander Marinesko, Willi Hennig, and Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1981, Heinz Kohut ranks 54Before him are Rómulo Betancourt, Duško Popov, Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, Mike Hailwood, and Christy Brown. After him are Albert Cohen, Mao Dun, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, Josep Pla, Giuseppe Pella, and Lotte Reiniger.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Heinz Kohut ranks 400 out of 1,424Before him are Robert Stolz (1880), Jack Unterweger (1951), Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein (1760), Emil Artin (1898), Archduchess Clementina of Austria (1798), and Paul Wittgenstein (1887). After him are Constanze Manziarly (1920), Hanns Albin Rauter (1895), Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria (1630), Viktor Schauberger (1885), Emilie Louise Flöge (1874), and Carola of Vasa (1833).


Among psychologists born in Austria, Heinz Kohut ranks 10Before him are Melanie Klein (1882), Bruno Bettelheim (1903), Otto Rank (1884), Paul Watzlawick (1921), Otto Gross (1877), and René Spitz (1887). After him are Otto F. Kernberg (1928), Walter Mischel (1930), Fritz Heider (1896), Emma Eckstein (1865), Karl H. Pribram (1919), and Marie Jahoda (1907).