Top Psychology Scientists

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Psychology was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Psychology research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Psychology, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Psychology, over 12,533 profiles were examined.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Psychology. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
H-index
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National Trevor W. Robbins

Trevor W. Robbins

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 249 Citations 192,238 931
2 World 2 National Raymond J. Dolan

Raymond J. Dolan

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 227 Citations 173,850 774
3 World 3 National Michael Rutter

Michael Rutter

King's College London, United Kingdom
H-index 206 Citations 214,157 601
4 World 4 National Chris D. Frith

Chris D. Frith

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 198 Citations 175,254 506
5 World 1 National Terrie E. Moffitt

Terrie E. Moffitt

Duke University, United States
H-index 196 Citations 176,580 511
6 World 5 National Simon Baron-Cohen

Simon Baron-Cohen

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 195 Citations 164,199 712
7 World 1 National Richard M. Ryan

Richard M. Ryan

Australian Catholic University, Australia
H-index 189 Citations 452,812 394
8 World 2 National Avshalom Caspi

Avshalom Caspi

Duke University, United States
H-index 183 Citations 152,712 430
9 World 2 National Herbert W. Marsh

Herbert W. Marsh

Australian Catholic University, Australia
H-index 183 Citations 128,483 604
10 World 3 National Michael Tomasello

Michael Tomasello

Duke University, United States
H-index 183 Citations 140,080 712
11 World 3 National John R. Hodges

John R. Hodges

University of Sydney, Australia
H-index 180 Citations 115,334 807
12 World 4 National Ed Diener

Ed Diener

University of Virginia, United States
H-index 174 Citations 282,700 384
13 World 5 National Richard J. Davidson

Richard J. Davidson

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 173 Citations 124,902 472
14 World 6 National Daniel L. Schacter

Daniel L. Schacter

Harvard University, United States
H-index 172 Citations 127,578 551
15 World 7 National Larry R. Squire

Larry R. Squire

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 171 Citations 119,532 449
16 World 4 National Roy F. Baumeister

Roy F. Baumeister

University of Queensland, Australia
H-index 171 Citations 210,878 581
17 World 1 National Arnold B. Bakker

Arnold B. Bakker

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
H-index 170 Citations 180,979 469
18 World 8 National Dante Cicchetti

Dante Cicchetti

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 169 Citations 113,730 572
19 World 9 National John T. Cacioppo

John T. Cacioppo

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 168 Citations 179,872 414
20 World 10 National Robert J. Sternberg

Robert J. Sternberg

Cornell University, United States
H-index 167 Citations 122,211 826
21 World 11 National John D. E. Gabrieli

John D. E. Gabrieli

MIT, United States
H-index 162 Citations 90,815 445
22 World 1 National Wilmar B. Schaufeli

Wilmar B. Schaufeli

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 162 Citations 162,449 462
23 World 1 National Stanislas Dehaene

Stanislas Dehaene

Collège de France, France
H-index 161 Citations 111,932 392
24 World 12 National James J. Gross

James J. Gross

Stanford University, United States
H-index 160 Citations 163,920 469
25 World 13 National Jacquelynne S. Eccles

Jacquelynne S. Eccles

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 159 Citations 142,444 338
26 World 2 National Pim Cuijpers

Pim Cuijpers

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
H-index 158 Citations 89,394 803
27 World 14 National Kenneth A. Dodge

Kenneth A. Dodge

Duke University, United States
H-index 157 Citations 128,519 406
28 World 1 National Hans-Ulrich Wittchen

Hans-Ulrich Wittchen

TU Dresden, Germany
H-index 154 Citations 112,214 613
29 World 6 National Robert Plomin

Robert Plomin

King's College London, United Kingdom
H-index 154 Citations 94,719 793
30 World 7 National Barbara J. Sahakian

Barbara J. Sahakian

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 154 Citations 81,254 499
31 World 8 National Alan D. Baddeley

Alan D. Baddeley

University of York, United Kingdom
H-index 153 Citations 170,225 412
32 World 2 National Niels Birbaumer

Niels Birbaumer

University of Tübingen, Germany
H-index 152 Citations 82,356 567
33 World 15 National Paul T. Costa

Paul T. Costa

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 152 Citations 135,642 377
34 World 16 National Ruben C. Gur

Ruben C. Gur

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 152 Citations 75,572 609
35 World 9 National David P. Farrington

David P. Farrington

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 151 Citations 86,630 591
36 World 17 National Aaron T. Beck

Aaron T. Beck

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 151 Citations 255,869 464
37 World 18 National Edna B. Foa

Edna B. Foa

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 150 Citations 101,240 497
38 World 1 National Adrian Furnham

Adrian Furnham

BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
H-index 150 Citations 100,918 1,297
39 World 19 National Jonathan D. Cohen

Jonathan D. Cohen

Princeton University, United States
H-index 149 Citations 173,936 346
40 World 20 National Murray B. Stein

Murray B. Stein

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 149 Citations 87,674 632
41 World 21 National Albert Bandura

Albert Bandura

Stanford University, United States
H-index 149 Citations 590,112 226
42 World 22 National Michael I. Posner

Michael I. Posner

University of Oregon, United States
H-index 149 Citations 148,018 359
43 World 23 National Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

Columbia University, United States
H-index 147 Citations 101,031 537
44 World 1 National Gerhard Andersson

Gerhard Andersson

Linköping University, Sweden
H-index 147 Citations 74,738 932
45 World 24 National Rolf Loeber

Rolf Loeber

University of Pittsburgh, United States
H-index 146 Citations 84,655 408
46 World 25 National Edward L. Deci

Edward L. Deci

University of Rochester, United States
H-index 146 Citations 404,857 280
47 World 26 National Daniel S. Pine

Daniel S. Pine

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 145 Citations 77,953 668
48 World 27 National Robert R. McCrae

Robert R. McCrae

Independent Scientist / Consultant, US, United States
H-index 144 Citations 141,736 300
49 World 10 National Ian J. Deary

Ian J. Deary

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
H-index 143 Citations 71,918 937
50 World 28 National Richard E. Petty

Richard E. Petty

The Ohio State University, United States
H-index 143 Citations 144,180 385
51 World 29 National Nancy Eisenberg

Nancy Eisenberg

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 142 Citations 94,363 453
52 World 30 National Catherine Lord

Catherine Lord

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 141 Citations 104,464 330
53 World 31 National Jay Belsky

Jay Belsky

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 141 Citations 83,527 412
54 World 32 National Alan E. Kazdin

Alan E. Kazdin

Yale University, United States
H-index 141 Citations 94,961 427
55 World 11 National Mark D. Griffiths

Mark D. Griffiths

Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
H-index 140 Citations 78,022 924
56 World 33 National Michael E. Thase

Michael E. Thase

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 139 Citations 74,919 614
57 World 34 National Raquel E. Gur

Raquel E. Gur

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 139 Citations 62,959 550
58 World 35 National Russell A. Barkley

Russell A. Barkley

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, United States
H-index 139 Citations 98,881 311
59 World 36 National Martin E. P. Seligman

Martin E. P. Seligman

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 138 Citations 186,540 288
60 World 37 National Ian H. Gotlib

Ian H. Gotlib

Stanford University, United States
H-index 138 Citations 70,173 431
61 World 38 National Keith Rayner

Keith Rayner

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 137 Citations 73,003 363
62 World 1 National Richard E. Tremblay

Richard E. Tremblay

University of Montreal, Canada
H-index 137 Citations 66,735 658
63 World 39 National Steven C. Hayes

Steven C. Hayes

University of Nevada Reno, United States
H-index 137 Citations 95,457 391
64 World 40 National Hagop S. Akiskal

Hagop S. Akiskal

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 137 Citations 68,341 480
65 World 41 National David H. Barlow

David H. Barlow

Boston University, United States
H-index 136 Citations 95,493 501
66 World 42 National Rudolf H. Moos

Rudolf H. Moos

Stanford University, United States
H-index 136 Citations 58,654 495
67 World 12 National Peter Fonagy

Peter Fonagy

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 136 Citations 99,778 728
68 World 5 National Anthony F. Jorm

Anthony F. Jorm

University of Melbourne, Australia
H-index 135 Citations 69,618 592
69 World 43 National Arthur F. Kramer

Arthur F. Kramer

Northeastern University, United States
H-index 134 Citations 75,220 514
70 World 13 National Michael E. Lamb

Michael E. Lamb

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 134 Citations 65,155 521
71 World 44 National Charles S. Carver

Charles S. Carver

University of Miami, United States
H-index 134 Citations 144,243 365
72 World 3 National Jan K. Buitelaar

Jan K. Buitelaar

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
H-index 133 Citations 61,944 759
73 World 45 National Norbert Schwarz

Norbert Schwarz

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 133 Citations 102,116 387
74 World 1 National David M. Fergusson

David M. Fergusson

University of Otago, New Zealand
H-index 132 Citations 60,572 336
75 World 46 National Thomas E. Joiner

Thomas E. Joiner

Florida State University, United States
H-index 132 Citations 73,713 677
76 World 47 National Paul Slovic

Paul Slovic

University of Oregon, United States
H-index 131 Citations 158,486 318
77 World 4 National Johan Ormel

Johan Ormel

University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
H-index 131 Citations 68,534 473
78 World 48 National Robert C. Pianta

Robert C. Pianta

University of Virginia, United States
H-index 131 Citations 72,757 315
79 World 49 National Jean Decety

Jean Decety

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 131 Citations 74,908 322
80 World 50 National Nathan A. Fox

Nathan A. Fox

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 131 Citations 55,301 476
81 World 51 National René S. Kahn

René S. Kahn

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
H-index 130 Citations 60,902 561
82 World 14 National Barry J. Everitt

Barry J. Everitt

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 129 Citations 68,579 276
83 World 52 National Richard E. Mayer

Richard E. Mayer

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 129 Citations 91,954 337
84 World 6 National Christos Pantelis

Christos Pantelis

University of Melbourne, Australia
H-index 129 Citations 52,669 521
85 World 3 National Angela D. Friederici

Angela D. Friederici

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany
H-index 129 Citations 60,309 555
86 World 53 National Geraldine Dawson

Geraldine Dawson

Duke University, United States
H-index 129 Citations 67,288 322
87 World 5 National Marinus H. van IJzendoorn

Marinus H. van IJzendoorn

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
H-index 129 Citations 79,079 551
88 World 54 National Alfonso Caramazza

Alfonso Caramazza

Harvard University, United States
H-index 129 Citations 59,103 471
89 World 15 National Andrew Steptoe

Andrew Steptoe

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 128 Citations 60,693 546
90 World 55 National Yaakov Stern

Yaakov Stern

Columbia University, United States
H-index 128 Citations 62,783 455
91 World 6 National Jim van Os

Jim van Os

University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
H-index 128 Citations 66,999 822
92 World 7 National Helen Christensen

Helen Christensen

UNSW Sydney, Australia
H-index 128 Citations 56,950 454
93 World 56 National Laurence Steinberg

Laurence Steinberg

Temple University, United States
H-index 128 Citations 109,979 379
94 World 57 National Michael F. Green

Michael F. Green

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 128 Citations 62,088 497
95 World 16 National Edmund J.S. Sonuga-Barke

Edmund J.S. Sonuga-Barke

King's College London, United Kingdom
H-index 127 Citations 65,259 540
96 World 58 National Timothy A. Judge

Timothy A. Judge

The Ohio State University, United States
H-index 127 Citations 115,986 196
97 World 59 National Robert F. Krueger

Robert F. Krueger

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 126 Citations 55,577 421
98 World 60 National Phillip R. Shaver

Phillip R. Shaver

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 126 Citations 121,730 328
99 World 1 National Eduard Vieta

Eduard Vieta

University of Barcelona, Spain
H-index 125 Citations 53,670 682
100 World 17 National Janet Treasure

Janet Treasure

King's College London, United Kingdom
H-index 125 Citations 47,241 603

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