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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Carrie Askin, LCSW, is the Co-Director of Menergy, LLC, one of the oldest treatment programs for abusive partners in the country.
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.
Bobby Azarian, Ph.D., is a cognitive neuroscientist and science writer in the Washington, D.C. area.
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 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.
Joanne Bagshaw, Ph.D., LCPC, is a professor of psychology and women’s studies at Montgomery College and a licensed counselor in private practice.
Richard Bailey, Ph.D., is a writer and researcher on education and sport.
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.
Marjorie L. Baldwin, Ph.D., a health economist and economics professor at Arizona State University, is author of the forthcoming book, Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness.
Albert Bandura, Ph.D., is the David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University.
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.