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Educational Theorists: Names & Theories

Major Theories & Theorists

Educational Psychology Theorists & Philosophers
Mary Ainsworth (1913-1999)- Developmental
Solomon Asch (1907-1996)
Richard Atkinson (1929- )
Alan Baddeley (1934- )
Albert Bandura (1925- ) - Behaviorist Theory
Aaron Beck (1921-)
John Bowlby (1907-1990) - Developmental
Donald Broadbent (1926-1993)
Urie Bronfenbrenner (1917-2005) - Ecological Systems Theory
Jerome Bruner (1915-2016)
John B Carroll (1916 – 2003 )
Marie Clay (1926-2007)
Fergus Craik (1935- )
John Dewey (1859-1952)
Nancy Eisenberg (1950- ) - Developmental
Albert Ellis (1913-2007)
Erik Erikson (1929-1974) - Psychosocial Theory
Leon Festinger (1919-1989)
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) - Psychoanalytic Theory
Ellen Galinsky (1942- ) - Brain Development
Howard Gardner (1943- ) - Multiple Intelligences Theory
Arnold Gesell (1880-1961) - Maturation THeory
Carol Gilligan (1936-) - Developmental
Carl Jung (1875-1961)
Lawrence Kohlberg (1927- ) - Developmental
David Kolb (1939- )
Elizabeth Loftus (1944- )
Eleanor Maccoby (1917-2018) - Developmental
James Marcia ( - ) - Identity Status Theory
Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) - Humanist Theory
Stanley Milgram (1933-1984)
Maria Montessori (1870-1952)
Serge Moscovici (1925-2014)
Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936) - Classical Conditioning Theory
Bruce Perry (1955- ) - Brain Development
Jean Piaget (1896-1980) - Cognitive Theory
Carl Rogers (1902-1987)
Daniel Siegel (1957- ) - Brain Development
B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) - Behaviorist Theory
Henri Tajfel (1919-1982)
Edward Thorndike (1874-1949) - Behaviorist Theory
Edward Tolman (1886-1959)
Anne Treisman (1935-2018)
Lev Vygostksy (1898-1934) - Sociocultural Theory
John Watson (1878-1958) - Behaviorist Theory
Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920)
Philip Zimbardo (1933- )

Theories

Attachment Theory
Behavioral Therapy
Cattell–Horn–Carroll Theory OR CHC Theory
Cognitive Development Stage Theory 
Ecological Systems Theory
Identity Status Theory
Intellectual Development Theory
Levels-of-Processing Effect
Maturation Theory
Montessori Theory
Moral Understanding Stage Theory 
Multiple Intelligences Theory
Process of Education
Psychoanalytic Child Development Theory
Psychosexual Stage Theory 
Psychosocial Stage Theory 
Social Learning Theory
Socio Cultural Theory
Three-stratum Theory

Books by Theorists