Top Psychology Scientists in United States

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 12,536 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
5 World 1 National Terrie E. Moffitt

Terrie E. Moffitt

Duke University, United States
H-index 196 Citations 176,580 511
8 World 2 National Avshalom Caspi

Avshalom Caspi

Duke University, United States
H-index 183 Citations 152,712 430
10 World 3 National Michael Tomasello

Michael Tomasello

Duke University, United States
H-index 183 Citations 140,080 712
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
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
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
27 World 14 National Kenneth A. Dodge

Kenneth A. Dodge

Duke University, United States
H-index 157 Citations 128,519 406
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
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
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
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
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 31 National Jay Belsky

Jay Belsky

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 141 Citations 83,527 412
53 World 30 National Catherine Lord

Catherine Lord

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 141 Citations 104,464 330
54 World 32 National Alan E. Kazdin

Alan E. Kazdin

Yale University, United States
H-index 141 Citations 94,961 427
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
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
69 World 43 National Arthur F. Kramer

Arthur F. Kramer

Northeastern University, United States
H-index 134 Citations 75,220 514
70 World 44 National Charles S. Carver

Charles S. Carver

University of Miami, United States
H-index 134 Citations 144,243 365
73 World 45 National Norbert Schwarz

Norbert Schwarz

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 133 Citations 102,116 387
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
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
83 World 52 National Richard E. Mayer

Richard E. Mayer

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 129 Citations 91,954 337
86 World 53 National Geraldine Dawson

Geraldine Dawson

Duke University, United States
H-index 129 Citations 67,288 322
88 World 54 National Alfonso Caramazza

Alfonso Caramazza

Harvard University, United States
H-index 129 Citations 59,103 471
90 World 55 National Yaakov Stern

Yaakov Stern

Columbia University, United States
H-index 128 Citations 62,783 455
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
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
101 World 61 National Jordan Grafman

Jordan Grafman

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 125 Citations 57,977 454
104 World 62 National Carol S. Dweck

Carol S. Dweck

Stanford University, United States
H-index 125 Citations 116,457 214
105 World 63 National James M. Swanson

James M. Swanson

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 124 Citations 54,746 302
106 World 64 National Rachel Yehuda

Rachel Yehuda

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
H-index 124 Citations 52,219 419
107 World 65 National Daniel Tranel

Daniel Tranel

University of Iowa, United States
H-index 124 Citations 80,112 397
108 World 66 National Eduardo Salas

Eduardo Salas

Rice University, United States
H-index 123 Citations 72,019 380
110 World 67 National Cynthia M. Bulik

Cynthia M. Bulik

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
H-index 123 Citations 49,613 553
111 World 68 National William E. Pelham

William E. Pelham

Florida International University, United States
H-index 123 Citations 53,501 383
112 World 69 National Eric Stice

Eric Stice

Stanford University, United States
H-index 123 Citations 60,048 288
113 World 70 National Rand D. Conger

Rand D. Conger

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 123 Citations 59,084 284
115 World 71 National Matt McGue

Matt McGue

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 122 Citations 51,306 463
117 World 72 National Antonio R. Damasio

Antonio R. Damasio

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 122 Citations 145,418 240
118 World 73 National Dilip V. Jeste

Dilip V. Jeste

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 122 Citations 56,344 611
120 World 74 National Martin P. Paulus

Martin P. Paulus

Laureate Institute for Brain Research, United States
H-index 122 Citations 54,698 547
122 World 75 National John F. Dovidio

John F. Dovidio

Yale University, United States
H-index 122 Citations 70,003 390
123 World 76 National Susan T. Fiske

Susan T. Fiske

Princeton University, United States
H-index 122 Citations 117,273 317
124 World 80 National Michelle G. Craske

Michelle G. Craske

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 122 Citations 47,830 495
125 World 79 National Philip C. Kendall

Philip C. Kendall

Temple University, United States
H-index 122 Citations 55,215 472
126 World 78 National Frank D. Fincham

Frank D. Fincham

Florida State University, United States
H-index 122 Citations 52,069 393
127 World 77 National Peter Salovey

Peter Salovey

Yale University, United States
H-index 122 Citations 107,049 272
128 World 81 National Mary L. Phillips

Mary L. Phillips

University of Pittsburgh, United States
H-index 121 Citations 52,417 386
129 World 82 National William G. Iacono

William G. Iacono

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 121 Citations 48,026 530
130 World 83 National Richard G. Heimberg

Richard G. Heimberg

Temple University, United States
H-index 121 Citations 60,430 413
131 World 85 National Lisa Feldman Barrett

Lisa Feldman Barrett

Northeastern University, United States
H-index 120 Citations 69,395 350
132 World 84 National Shelley E. Taylor

Shelley E. Taylor

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 120 Citations 116,969 229
133 World 86 National Michael C. Neale

Michael C. Neale

Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
H-index 119 Citations 64,969 381
134 World 87 National Tiffany Field

Tiffany Field

University of Miami, United States
H-index 119 Citations 46,984 440
135 World 88 National Charles A. Nelson

Charles A. Nelson

Boston Children's Hospital, United States
H-index 119 Citations 52,820 558
136 World 89 National Larry J. Siever

Larry J. Siever

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
H-index 119 Citations 44,725 433
138 World 90 National Peter M. Lewinsohn

Peter M. Lewinsohn

Oregon Research Institute, United States
H-index 119 Citations 62,397 248
141 World 91 National Jack M. Fletcher

Jack M. Fletcher

University of Houston, United States
H-index 118 Citations 57,936 360
143 World 92 National David M. Buss

David M. Buss

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 118 Citations 79,634 270
144 World 93 National Ralph Adolphs

Ralph Adolphs

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 118 Citations 74,550 280
145 World 94 National Patrick W. Corrigan

Patrick W. Corrigan

Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 118 Citations 62,065 426
146 World 95 National Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman

Princeton University, United States
H-index 117 Citations 357,476 173
148 World 96 National Ellen Frank

Ellen Frank

University of Pittsburgh, United States
H-index 117 Citations 48,361 401
149 World 97 National Fred R. Volkmar

Fred R. Volkmar

Yale University, United States
H-index 117 Citations 57,951 321
150 World 98 National Lynn S. Fuchs

Lynn S. Fuchs

Vanderbilt University, United States
H-index 117 Citations 49,037 367
152 World 99 National Cameron S. Carter

Cameron S. Carter

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 117 Citations 84,840 357
156 World 100 National John A. Sweeney

John A. Sweeney

University of Cincinnati, United States
H-index 116 Citations 43,393 407

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