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Donald Woods Winnicott: biography and psychoanalytic legacy - biographies

The mother-child relationship is the first that the human being establishes and one of the most, if not the most, importance for the development of the future man or woman. This bond, which is...

Margaret Mahler: biography of this psychoanalyst - biographies

Child development and how the human being gradually acquires an identity of its own from the stimulation of the environment and the elaboration of the Self have been the object of frequent study on...

G. Stanley Hall: biography and theory of the founder of the APA - biographies

The psychologist and educator Granville Stanley Hall (1846-1924) was one of the pioneers of psychology in the United States, which would become the nucleus of this science in later decades. He not...

Edward Tolman: biography and study of cognitive maps - biographies

Edward C. Tolman was the initiator of proactive behaviorism and a key figure for the introduction of cognitive variables in behavioral models.Even though the study of cognitive maps is Tolman's...

Kurt Koffka: biography of this Gestalt psychologist - biographies

The German psychologist Kurt Koffka he is widely known for helping, together with Wolfgang Köhler and Max Wertheimer, to establish the foundations of the Gestalt school, which in retrospect would be...

Henri Wallon: biography of the founder of Genetic Psychology - biographies

The genetic perspective is one of the essential features that define the psychology of Henri Wallon. We can say that he is the founder of genetic psychology, an original way of understanding the mind...

Steven Pinker: biography, theory and main contributions - biographies

Steven Pinker is a linguist, psychologist and writer known mainly for his role in the diffusion of different ideas related to evolutionary psychology, with communication, with visual perception and...

Franz Joseph Gall: biography of the creator of phrenology - biographies

Franz Joseph Gall was the creator of phrenology, a pseudoscientific discipline that related the behavior and personality of individuals with the morphology of the different areas of their brain, and...

Lev Vygotsky: biography of the famous Russian psychologist - biographies

Lev Vygotsky is a key author in the psychology of development and education, although he also made important contributions in the field of neuropsychology and founded the historical-cultural...

Clark L. Hull: biography, theory and contributions - biographies

Clark L. Hull was a renowned American psychologist who lived between 1884 and 1952 and he was president of the American Psychological Association between 1935 and 1936. This author has gone down in...