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Psychologist

Marie Jahoda

Marie Jahoda was a major figure in psychology for her work on the effects of unemployment on emotional well-being as well as the social impact of McCarthy-era blacklisting.

Frieda Fromm-Reichmann

A gifted therapist immortalized by her former patient in the novel I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann found new and innovative ways to treat schizophrenics.

Else Frenkel-Brunswik

Forced to flee pogroms in her childhood and the Anschluss as an adult, Else Frenkel-Brunswik strove to understand the psychological roots of racism.

Selma Fraiberg

Selma Fraiberg’s insightful work in infant psychology led to new ways to treat at-risk and “failure to thrive” infants and culminated in her classic book on parenting, The Magic Years.

Ruth E. Fizdale

Ruth E. Fizdale helped transform social work from a charitable volunteer activity to a paid profession through her development of a fee-for-service, nonprofit counseling firm.

Elisabeth Rozetta Geleerd

Elizabeth Rozetta Geleerd’s work on extreme psychological conditions like amnesia and schizophrenia led to new methods for treating seriously disturbed children and adolescents.

Evelyn Garfiel

Evelyn Garfiel’s Jewish scholarship on topics like the prayer book and the Hebrew language helped make Jewish study accessible to the broader public.

Florence Levin Denmark

Florence Levin Denmark helped found the field of women’s psychology and built crucial support for it in academic circles.

Ruth Mack Brunswick

Psychoanalyst Ruth Mack Brunswick served as a crucial sounding board for Sigmund Freud, helping him revise his theories on the importance of the mother in the early shaping of the psyche.

Elsie Oschrin Bregman

Elsie Oschrin Bregman’s pioneering research studies on vastly different populations, from saleswomen to army recruits, changed how psychologists measured intelligence.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Psychologist." (Viewed on September 21, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/21804>.

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