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, PhD, is a Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Queensborough Community College in New York.
Dr. Aboujaoude is a psychiatrist and author based at Stanford University. His most recent book is Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality.
Paul Abramson is a professor of psychology at UCLA and an authority on sex. He is also a lead singer for the rock band Crying 4Kafka.
Sigurd Ackerman, M.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as President and Medical Director of Silver Hill Hospital.
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.
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.
Hugh Aldersey-Williams is the author of several books exploring science, design and architecture.
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D., is the director of the OpenMind Training Institute, and teaches at UCLA, Pepperdine, and Pacifica Graduate Institute.
David M. Allen, M.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee and author of the book How Dysfunctional Families Spur Mental Disorders.
Scott T. Allison is Professor of Psychology at the University of Richmond and is author of Heroes and Heroic Leadership.
Tracy Packiam Alloway, Ph.D., is an award-winning psychologist based at the University of North Florida. Formerly, she was the Director of the Center for Memory and Learning in the Lifespan, UK.
Isadora Alman, M.F.T., is a Board-certified sex, marriage, and family therapist, lecturer, author, and syndicated advice columnist of "Ask Isadora."
Glenn C. Altschuler, Ph.D., is the Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, and The Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University.
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).
Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D., Grant H. Brenner, MD, Daniel Berry, RN, MHA
Lawrence T. White, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Beloit College. Steven Jackson is a journalist based in Los Angeles, California.
Thomas Wynn, Ph.D. and Frederick L. Coolidge, Ph.D. are coauthors of How To Think Like a Neandertal.
Kristin J. Anderson, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Houston-Downtown and the author of Benign Bigotry: The Psychology of Subtle Prejudice (Cambridge, 2010).
Linda Wasmer Andrews is a health writer with a master's degree in health psychology.
Patty Chang Anker is the author of Some Nerve and blogs at Facing Forty Upside Down.
Dale Archer, M.D., is a clinical psychiatrist and author of The New York Times bestseller, Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional.
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.
Kira Asatryan is a relationship systems coach who specializes in helping business teams, couples, and families communicate effectively, identify common interests, and build closeness.
Scott Atran, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Michigan.
Sally Augustin, Ph.D., is a practicing environmental psychologist who studies person-centered design and sensory science.
Michael W. Austin, Ph.D., is a Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University.
Nicole Avena, Ph.D. is a research neuroscientist and an expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction.
Susanne Babbel, Ph.D., M.F.T., is a psychologist specializing in trauma and depression.
Marty Babits is Co-Director of Family and Couples Treatment Service, a division of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City.
Christopher Robert Badcock, Ph.D., is author of The Imprinted Brain: How genes set the balance between autism and psychosis.
Michael Bader, D.M.H., is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in San Francisco. He is the author of Male Sexuality: Why Women Don't Understand It—and Men Don't Either.
Richard Bailey, Ph.D., is a writer and researcher on education and sport.
Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D., researches parental alienation and children of divorce.
Jennifer Baker, Ph.D., is an associate professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston.
Amy Banks, MD, is the co-author, with Leigh Ann Hirschman, of Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships.
Mark Banschick, M.D., is a psychiatrist and author of The Intelligent Divorce book series.
David P. Barash, Ph.D., is an evolutionary biologist and professor of psychology at the University of Washington.