These renowned thinkers include top psychologists and psychiatrists, as well as intelligence operatives, lawyers, essayists, doctors, and animal researchers with a trained lens on what makes us tick.
Azadeh Aalai, Ph.D., is a tenure-track, assistant professor of Psychology at Queensborough Community College in New York.
Michael Aaron, Ph.D., LCSW, CST, is a nationally certified sex therapist and clinical sexologist.
Morra Aarons-Mele is a consultant who has worked with individuals such as Hillary Clinton and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Elias Aboujaoude, MD, is a psychiatrist and author based at Stanford University. His most recent book is Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality.
Tasneem Abrahams is an experienced CBT therapist who treats BFRB clients via online therapy programs. Her focus is skin excoriation disorder and trichotillomania.
Mitch Abrams, Psy.D. is a clinical sport psychologist specializing in anger management, sexual assault prevention and the treatment of trauma.
Allison Abrams, LCSW-R, is a licensed psychotherapist in NYC, as well as a writer and advocate for mental health awareness and destigmatization.
Edward Abramson, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of It's NOT Just Baby Fat! He is also a professor emeritus of psychology at California State University, Chico.
Josh Ackerman, Ph.D., is a faculty member with the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Kathryn Betts Adams, PhD, MSW, is a former associate professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University. Now living near San Diego, she writes and consults about mid-life and aging.
Patti Adler, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Peter Adler, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology at the University of Denver.
Marina Adshade, Ph.D., teaches at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia.
Amir A. Afkhami, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Global Health at the George Washington University.
Neil Krishan Aggarwal, MD, conducts research at Columbia University. He is also an advisor to the DSM-5 Cultural Issues Subgroup.
Susan Albers, Psy.D., is a psychologist who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns and mindfulness.
Jan Albert is an Emmy Award-winning radio and television producer.
Karl Albrecht, Ph.D., is the author of more than 20 books, including Practical Intelligence: the Art & Science of Common Sense.
Steve Albrecht, D.B.A., holds degrees in English and Psychology, and a doctorate in Business Administration. He is a former police officer and domestic violence investigator with the San Diego Police.
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D., is the director of the OpenMind Training Institute, and teaches at UCLA, Pepperdine, and Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Liz Alexander, Ph.D., is a consulting futurist and the co-founder of Leading Thought, who collaborates with individuals and organizations globally to help them become future-smart.
Mark Alicke, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Ohio University whose research interests include identity construction, self-views, and blame.
David M. Allen, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee and the author of the book How Dysfunctional Families Spur Mental Disorders.
Tracy Packiam Alloway, Ph.D., is a psychology professor at the University of North Florida. Formerly, she was director of the Center for Memory and Learning in the Lifespan, U.K.
Pam Allyn is the Executive Director and founder of LitWorld, a non-profit literacy organization, and LitLife, a national organization dedicated to school improvement.
Isadora Alman, M.F.T., is a board-certified sex, marriage, and family therapist, lecturer, author, and syndicated advice columnist of "Ask Isadora."
Nuar Alsadir, Ph.D., a poet and essayist, teaches at New York University and is in The Scholars Program at New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute.
Adam Alter is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at New York University Stern School of Business.
Glenn C. Altschuler, Ph.D., is the dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, and a professor of American Studies at Cornell University.
R. Michael Alvarez, Ph.D., is a Professor of Political Science at the California Institute of Technology.
Teresa Amabile is a professor at Harvard Business School. She is the co-author of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work.
Yair Amichai-Hamburger, Ph.D., is the director of the Research Center for Internet Psychology. He has worked many years as an industrial consultant, advising many leading organizations.
John Amodeo, Ph.D., MFT, is the author of Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships and Love & Betrayal.
Nancy Ancowitz is a business communication coach, an adjunct instructor at NYU, and the author of Self-Promotion for Introverts (McGraw-Hill).
Alida Anderson, Ph.D., is an associate professor of education at American University, with research and teaching interests in providing increased access to education in and through the arts.
Kari Anderson, DBH, CEDS is the Executive Director of Green Mountain at Fox Run's Women's Center for Binge and Emotional Eating in Ludlow, Vermont. Kari teaches at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.
Chrisoula Andreou is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Utah.
Linda Wasmer Andrews is a health writer with a master's degree in health psychology.
Daniel Ansari, Ph.D., is a professor of developmental cognitive neuroscience at Western University in Ontario and the consulting specialist in dyscalculia, numeracy, and math learning for Understood.org.
Terri Apter, Ph.D., is Senior Tutor at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is Difficult Mothers. (2012)
Dan Ariely is a behavioral scientist at MIT and the author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions.
Karin Arndt, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington, DC.
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett Ph.D. is a research professor of psychology at Clark University.