WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new article about influential psychologists has been launched to the web, and the source of the piece is an educational website called Best Counseling Degrees. The article profiles the "30 Most Influential Counseling Psychologists Alive Today," and is aimed at college students who are researching careers in the field. The counselors described in the piece include a number of private and organizational psychologists, as well as influential authors, educators, researchers and philosophers.
The names featured in the article by Brenda Rufener are not necessarily recognizable outside of the mental health community, yet each has achieved significant advancements in the field of psychology. As author Brenda Rufener explains in her piece, they are all "worldwide leaders in the field, global thinkers, and influential philosophers aimed at shedding light on the psychology field."
Number one on the list is Albert Bandura who is considered by many to be the most influential psychologist of the twentieth century. Bandura's career spans more than 60 years of specialty work in social cognition, personality, behaviorism and therapy, and he currently holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University.
Susan Carey is another prominent psychologist featured in the piece. Carey is a graduate of Harvard University and is currently a psychology professor at Harvard, and she has also taught at MIT and NYU. Carey is highly decorated and a worldwide leader in the study of language acquisition, and her influence in the mental health field is immeasurable.
While median annual salaries for counselors are fairly modest in the United States ($46,670, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), the number of employment opportunities will continue to rise at a good clip. Available jobs for mental health workers are expected to increase by 29 to 31 percent by the year 2022, which is more than twice the average growth rate for all occupations (11%). As the article points out, emotional rewards often provide the greatest amount of job satisfaction for dedicated mental health workers.
"Our main goal in highlighting these outstanding individuals is to help inspire the next generation of professionals entering this field," said site editor Chris Edwards.
College students who are interested in pursuing careers in counseling and psychology are urged to read the entire article for further insight. "30 Most Influential Counseling Psychologists Alive Today" is available now on the Best Counseling Degrees website at this URL: http://www.bestcounselingdegrees.net/30-most-influential-counseling-psychologists-alive-today/
The names of the 30 notable psychologists are listed in the article as follows:
30. Susan Blackmore - University of Plymouth
29. Michael Posner - University of Oregon
28. Martin Seligman - University of Pennsylvania
27. Howard Gardner - Harvard University, Harvard Graduate School of Education
26. Philip Zimbardo - Stanford University
25. Robert Trivers - Rutgers University
24. Steven Pinker - Harvard University
23. Elizabeth Loftus - University of California, Irvine
22. Richard Wiseman - University of Hertfordshire
21. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran - University of California, San Diego
20. Alison Gopnik - University of California, Berkeley
19. Kurt Fischer - Harvard University, University of Gronigen, University of Pennsylvania, University of Geneva
18. Brenda Milner - McGill University
17. Geoffrey Beattie - Edge Hill University
16. Theodore Burns - Alliant International University in Los Angeles
15. Amelio D'Onofrio - Fordham University
14. Robert Cialdini - Arizona State University
13. Barbara L. Fredrickson - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
12. Thalia Eley - Kingis College, London
11. Brian Knutson - Stanford University
10. Peter McGuffin - International Society of Psychiatric Genetics
9. Stephen Kosslyn - Minerva Schools at KGI
8. Andrew Meltzoff - University of Washington
7. Elizabeth Spelke - Harvard University
6. Uta Frith - University College London
5. Susan Carey - Harvard University
4. Hans-Werner Gessmann - State University Smolensk
3. Carol Dweck - Stanford University
2. Roy Baumeister - Florida State University
1. Albert Bandura - Stanford University
About Best Counseling Degrees
Best Counseling Degrees provides a comprehensive, online guide to the education and employment of professional counselors. Get free access to money-saving scholarship information, rankings for accredited counseling degree programs, and multiple resources for career development.
SOURCE Best Counseling Degrees