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Psychology and Psychiatry

Gesela Konopka circa 1990s

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Gesela Konopka circa 1990s.
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Gesela Konopka circa 1990s.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

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Psychologist, radio personality, and writer, Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

Taken by Marianne Rafter.

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Psychologist, radio personality, and writer, Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

Taken by Marianne Rafter.

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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.

Blanche Frank Ittleson

Blanche Frank Ittleson’s pioneering work in treating and teaching mentally challenged and emotionally disturbed children opened new possibilities for struggling children and their families.

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.

Dorothy Walter Baruch

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Psychologist, writer, founding director of the Gramercy Cooperative Nursery School, educator, and professor, Dorothy Walter Baruch (1899–1962).

Picture courtesy of California State Library.

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Psychologist, writer, founding director of the Gramercy Cooperative Nursery School, educator, and professor, Dorothy Walter Baruch (1899–1962).

Picture courtesy of California State Library.

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Ruth Bunzel

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Anthropologist Ruth Bunzel.
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Anthropologist Ruth Bunzel.

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