Psychology is just considered “the study of the mind”. However, psychology is more than that, it can tell a lot about a particular person. There are so many concepts and disciplines present in psychology that help in understanding the human mind and behavior deeply.
Here are the 10 best psychologists in the world at current times.
1. Martin Seligman
Martin Seligman enjoys the special title of “Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology” at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1964.
He is known for his work in positive psychology and his astonishing theories on well-being. Seligman has done many works, but the best concept that he has put forward is learned helplessness. He took great interest in the behavior of people who are depressed. He conducted some tests on the subjects that are truly “helpless” and he found out that they just accept the situation and do nothing to change it. He called this phenomenon learned helplessness.
2. Daniel Kahneman
He is a renowned Israeli-American psychologist who is a professor of psychology and public affairs. He is best known for his work in the psychology of decision-making and judgment. He even won a Nobel prize in the field of economics for his work.
He has also done wonders in hedonic psychology. It is a field of psychology that focuses on the aspects that make us happy and projects a sense of fulfillment in us. The National Academy of Sciences elected him as a member in 2001. He received many awards in 2007, 2011 and 2012.
3. Steven Pinker
Pinker has specialization in psycholinguistics, experimental psychology, evolutionary psychology and cognitive sciences. He is a worthy owner of the title “Johnstone Family Professor” at Harvard. He is recognised for outstanding work combining cognitive science and psychology.
He is also known for his science books as he is an excellent author. The audience gets the idea of evolutionary psychology and linguistics from his renowned books. He has received many awards in his lifetime so far.
4. Dr. Dipti Yadav
The best psychologist in Gurgaon, Dr. Dipti Yadav is one of the most renowned psychologists in India. She is a committed psychologist who offers psychological services to people of any age all over India. She has a speciality in handling a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, etc.
Dr. Dipti has a work experience over 20 years and holds a prestigious doctorate in psychology. Moreover, she is a member of the ARPP Association. She uses a variety of approaches and techniques to treat the patient such as Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, etc.
5. Jordan Peterson
Jordan Peterson is a much renowned Canadian Psychologist. He has specialized in social psychology and personality. He is a professor at the University of Toronto too. Peterson became a name that is found everywhere in Canada, the United States and mostly the whole world because of his invocation of speech rights.
He is very famous on the internet. People love hearing his opinion on current affairs and hot topics. He has two degrees in psychology and political science from the University of Alberta. He has received many partnerships, for instance, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the team at McGill University.
6. Susan Fiske
Susan Fiske has a wide range of areas of specialization which includes social psychology, cognitive miser, ambivalent sexism theory, etc. She is the rightful owner of the position of “Eugene Higgins Professor” at Princeton University.
She is a renowned writer too and her works are very inspiring. Some of her works are Envy Up, Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology, and many more.
7. James Alcock
James is a Canadian educator, a skeptic, and a renowned “Professor of Psychology” at York University situated in Canada. He is known for his works in parapsychology and phenomena such as extrasensory perception. He is also the author of the book called ‘Parapsychology-Science or Magic?: A Psychological Perspective’.
It was published in 1981 and is a vital factor in the famous psychologist Chris French’s so-called “conversion”. He is well known as a critic of the paranormal.
8. Jonathan Haidt
Jonathan David Haidt has a specialty in social psychology, positive psychology and moral psychology. He enjoys the title of “Professor of Ethical Leadership” at Thomas Cooley. He has held some prestigious positions before at the University of Virginia and Princeton University.
Haidt is best known for his outstanding works in social psychology, to be specific the areas of moral emotions, moral psychology and positive psychology were his forte. His biggest contribution so far to the world is the ‘Moral Foundations Theory’.
9. Roy Baumeister
Baumeister has been given the title of “Professor of Psychology” at the University of Queensland. He has had many roles before too in various prestigious universities. Roy Baumeister got his BA at one of the most excellent universities, Princeton University.
He mainly works in social psychology, which helps to focus on the issues of self-conception, and how others are related to the self. One of their most famous works is his arguments about an innate desire in humans for attachment and belonging. One of the recent books that are published by Roy Baumeister is ‘The Power Of Bad’.
10. Rodney L. Lowman
Rodney L. Lowman is the president of “Lowman & Richardson”. It is a psychology service in California. He also holds the title of “Distinguished Professor Emeritus” at Alliant International University. Lowman is best known for his wonders outside of academia as he is present within it. Lowman focuses on industrial-organizational psychology.
Lowman received many awards during his career and fellowship with many APA divisions too. He has published some pieces too which are read by numerous people in the world who are interested in his work. One of his best books is ‘The Ethical Practice Of Consulting Psychology’.
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At the end of the day, consulting a master of the trade is the best option anybody can choose. These were some of the world’s top psychologists who have put their lives into their work and become the best.
If you are ever in India and you need to consult the best psychologist in Gurgaon, Dr. Dipti Yadav would be happy to help you. You can contact Wellbeing Help if you have any psychological issues that you need to get checked.