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.
Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz, M.A., is a doctoral candidate in Psychology at Georgetown University. Abigail Marsh, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University.
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.
Bianca Acevedo, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral research fellow at U.C., Santa Barbara, researching love in the brain, and how happy marriages promote healthy lives.
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.
Bakari Akil II, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of communication at Florida State College of Jacksonville.
Susan Albers, Psy.D., is a psychologist who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns and mindfulness.
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.
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 psychologist based 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 of LitLife, a national organization specializing in innovative literacy education for schools and families.
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.
The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists is an organization of veterinarians who have had years of training, education and certification in animal behavior.
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).
Kenneth Anderson, M.A., is the founder of Harm Reduction for Alcohol and the author of How to Change Your Drinking: A Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol.
Ryan Anderson, BSc, BPsych, is a psychologist and zoologist currently undertaking doctoral studies at James Cook University examining mate choice.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett Ph.D. is a research professor of psychology at Clark University.
Jennifer Arnold is the New York Times bestselling author of Through a Dog’s Eyes and In a Dog’s Heart, and the Founder of the service dog school Canine Assistants.
Kevin D. Arnold, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is the Director of the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy of Greater Columbus and a Clinical Faculty member in the Dept. of Psychiatry at OSU.
Wendy Aron is a professional writer who has suffered from misophonia since the age of 10.
Carrie Askin, LCSW, is the Co-Director of Menergy, LLC, one of the oldest treatment programs for abusive partners in the country.
Stephen T. Asma, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago.
Jamie Aten, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Wheaton College.
Sally Augustin, Ph.D., is an environmental psychologist and the author of Place Advantage: Applied Psychology for Interior Architecture.