Best Psychology Scientists in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Psychology scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Psychology, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Psychology, over 12,536 profiles were examined.

The D-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 D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-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. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the 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 D-index using data compiled from 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
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
5 World 1 National D-index 196 Citations 176,580 511
8 World 2 National D-index 183 Citations 152,712 430
10 World 3 National D-index 183 Citations 140,080 712
12 World 4 National D-index 174 Citations 282,700 384
13 World 5 National D-index 173 Citations 124,902 472
14 World 6 National D-index 172 Citations 127,578 551
15 World 7 National D-index 171 Citations 119,532 449
18 World 8 National D-index 169 Citations 113,730 572
19 World 9 National D-index 168 Citations 179,872 414
20 World 10 National D-index 167 Citations 122,211 826
21 World 11 National D-index 162 Citations 90,815 445
24 World 12 National D-index 160 Citations 163,920 469
25 World 13 National D-index 159 Citations 142,444 338
27 World 14 National D-index 157 Citations 128,519 406
33 World 15 National D-index 152 Citations 135,642 377
34 World 16 National D-index 152 Citations 75,572 609
36 World 17 National D-index 151 Citations 255,869 464
37 World 18 National D-index 150 Citations 101,240 497
39 World 19 National D-index 149 Citations 173,936 346
40 World 20 National D-index 149 Citations 87,674 632
41 World 21 National D-index 149 Citations 590,112 226
42 World 22 National D-index 149 Citations 148,018 359
43 World 23 National D-index 147 Citations 101,031 537
45 World 24 National D-index 146 Citations 84,655 408
46 World 25 National D-index 146 Citations 404,857 280
47 World 26 National D-index 145 Citations 77,953 668
48 World 27 National D-index 144 Citations 141,736 300
50 World 28 National D-index 143 Citations 144,180 385
51 World 29 National D-index 142 Citations 94,363 453
52 World 31 National D-index 141 Citations 83,527 412
53 World 30 National D-index 141 Citations 104,464 330
54 World 32 National D-index 141 Citations 94,961 427
56 World 33 National D-index 139 Citations 74,919 614
57 World 34 National D-index 139 Citations 62,959 550
58 World 35 National D-index 139 Citations 98,881 311
59 World 36 National D-index 138 Citations 186,540 288
60 World 37 National D-index 138 Citations 70,173 431
61 World 38 National D-index 137 Citations 73,003 363
63 World 39 National D-index 137 Citations 95,457 391
64 World 40 National D-index 137 Citations 68,341 480
65 World 41 National D-index 136 Citations 95,493 501
66 World 42 National D-index 136 Citations 58,654 495
69 World 43 National D-index 134 Citations 75,220 514
70 World 44 National D-index 134 Citations 144,243 365
73 World 45 National D-index 133 Citations 102,116 387
75 World 46 National D-index 132 Citations 73,713 677
76 World 47 National D-index 131 Citations 158,486 318
78 World 48 National D-index 131 Citations 72,757 315
79 World 49 National D-index 131 Citations 74,908 322
80 World 50 National D-index 131 Citations 55,301 476
81 World 51 National D-index 130 Citations 60,902 561
83 World 52 National D-index 129 Citations 91,954 337
86 World 53 National D-index 129 Citations 67,288 322
88 World 54 National D-index 129 Citations 59,103 471
90 World 55 National D-index 128 Citations 62,783 455
93 World 56 National D-index 128 Citations 109,979 379
94 World 57 National D-index 128 Citations 62,088 497
96 World 58 National D-index 127 Citations 115,986 196
97 World 59 National D-index 126 Citations 55,577 421
98 World 60 National D-index 126 Citations 121,730 328
101 World 61 National D-index 125 Citations 57,977 454
104 World 62 National D-index 125 Citations 116,457 214
105 World 63 National D-index 124 Citations 54,746 302
106 World 64 National D-index 124 Citations 52,219 419
107 World 65 National D-index 124 Citations 80,112 397
108 World 66 National D-index 123 Citations 72,019 380
110 World 67 National D-index 123 Citations 49,613 553
111 World 68 National D-index 123 Citations 53,501 383
112 World 69 National D-index 123 Citations 60,048 288
113 World 70 National D-index 123 Citations 59,084 284
115 World 71 National D-index 122 Citations 51,306 463
117 World 72 National D-index 122 Citations 145,418 240
118 World 73 National D-index 122 Citations 56,344 611
120 World 74 National D-index 122 Citations 54,698 547
122 World 75 National D-index 122 Citations 70,003 390
123 World 76 National D-index 122 Citations 117,273 317
124 World 80 National D-index 122 Citations 47,830 495
125 World 79 National D-index 122 Citations 55,215 472
126 World 78 National D-index 122 Citations 52,069 393
127 World 77 National D-index 122 Citations 107,049 272
128 World 81 National D-index 121 Citations 52,417 386
129 World 82 National D-index 121 Citations 48,026 530
130 World 83 National D-index 121 Citations 60,430 413
131 World 85 National D-index 120 Citations 69,395 350
132 World 84 National D-index 120 Citations 116,969 229
133 World 86 National D-index 119 Citations 64,969 381
134 World 87 National D-index 119 Citations 46,984 440
135 World 88 National D-index 119 Citations 52,820 558
136 World 89 National D-index 119 Citations 44,725 433
138 World 90 National D-index 119 Citations 62,397 248
141 World 91 National D-index 118 Citations 57,936 360
143 World 92 National D-index 118 Citations 79,634 270
144 World 93 National D-index 118 Citations 74,550 280
145 World 94 National D-index 118 Citations 62,065 426
146 World 95 National D-index 117 Citations 357,476 173
148 World 96 National D-index 117 Citations 48,361 401
149 World 97 National D-index 117 Citations 57,951 321
150 World 98 National D-index 117 Citations 49,037 367
152 World 99 National D-index 117 Citations 84,840 357
156 World 100 National D-index 116 Citations 43,393 407

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