Psychology is an exciting field that has seen a lot of changes since its early days. Some of the most famous psychologists are those who have produced the most noteworthy milestones in the field. Here are some of the most famous psychologists, and what each one is best known for.
- Full name: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
- Born: 26 September 1849
- Died: 27 February 1936 (aged 86)
- Nationality: Russian
- What Pavlov was known for: Practically everyone has heard of Pavlov’s dogs. Pavlov wasn’t technically a psychologist, but he made one of the most important discoveries in the field, and had a major hand in establishing psychology as an area of study. Pavlov is the one who recognized that responses to stimuli could be learned, based on his studies of dogs.
Don’t become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin. -Ivan Pavlov