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.
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.
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.
Susan Albers, Psy.D., is a psychologist who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns and mindfulness.
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.
Karl Albrecht, Ph.D., is the author of more than 20 books, including Practical Intelligence: the Art & Science of Common Sense.
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.
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 a professor of American Studies at Cornell University.
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.
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.
Linda Wasmer Andrews is a health writer with a master's degree in health psychology.
Patty Chang Anker is the author of Some Nerve. She also blogs at Facing Forty Upside Down.
Dale Archer, M.D., is a clinical psychiatrist and the author of Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional.
Wendy Aron is a professional writer who has suffered from misophonia since the age of 10.
Kira Asatryan is a relationship coach and the author of Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships.
Sally Augustin, Ph.D., is an environmental psychologist and the author of Place Advantage: Applied Psychology for Interior Architecture.
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.
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 the 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.
Jennifer Baker, Ph.D., is an associate professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston.
Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D., is an author and the director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection at the New York Foundling.
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 the author of The Intelligent Divorce book series.
David P. Barash, Ph.D., is an evolutionary biologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Washington.
Maria Baratta, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is a clinician based in New York. Her book, Skinny Revisited, focuses on the healing of eating disorders.
Nigel Barber, Ph.D., is an evolutionary psychologist as well as the author of Why Parents Matter and The Science of Romance, among other books.
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D., is a clinical associate professor of Psychology at Weill Medical College, Cornell University.
Gina Barreca, Ph.D., is a professor of English at UConn, and the author of It's Not That I'm Bitter: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World.
Carrie Barron, M.D., is a psychiatrist and the co-author of The Creativity Cure: How to Build Happiness With Your Own Two Hands, which she wrote with her husband, Alton Barron.
Susan R. Barry, Ph.D., is a professor of neurobiology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Mount Holyoke College and the author of Fixing My Gaze (June, 2009).
Donna Barstow is a cartoonist, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.
F. Diane Barth, L.C.S.W., is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author in private practice in New York City.
Krystine Batcho, Ph.D., is a professor at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.
Atalanta Beaumont is a former psychotherapist trained in the methodology of Transactional Analysis and the author of Handy Hints for Humans.