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.
Mendi Baron, founder and CEO of Evolve Treatment Centers, is a passionate advocate for teens in the fields of mental health and addiction.
Laura E. Berk, Ph.D., is a distinguished professor of psychology at Illinois State University.
Fran Blumberg, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychological and educational services in Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education.
Christia Spears Brown, Ph.D., is an associate professor of developmental psychology at the University of Kentucky, where she studies the effects of gender stereotypes among children and adolescents.
Stephen Camarata, Ph.D. is a professor at both the Bill Wilkerson Center and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and author of The Intuitive Parent: Why the Best Thing for Your Child Is You.
Rebecca Compton, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Haverford College.
Nancy Darling, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Oberlin College.
Elizabeth Donovan, M.A., is a psychotherapist and writer. Her work has appeared in magazines including BabyTalk, Parents, and Parenting.
Claudia M. Gold, M.D., is a pediatrician and fellow in the University of Massachusetts Boston Infant Parent Mental Health Post Graduate Certificate Program.
Helene Guldberg, Ph.D., is the author of Reclaiming Childhood: freedom and play in an age of fear.
Jann Gumbiner, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine.
Maureen Healy is an author, speaker and expert working with parents and their highly-sensitive children.
Izzy Kalman is the author and creator of the website Bullies2Buddies.com and a critic of the anti-bully movement.
Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D., is the author of many books including Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential.
Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., a founder of the Child Mind Institute, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.
Jamie Krenn, Ph.D. is an adjunct assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Hilary Levey Friedman, Ph.D., is a Harvard sociologist and expert on popular culture, competition, childhood and parenting.
Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, M.S., LPC, is the author of The Anger Workbook for Teens.
Nick Luxmoore is a counselor at King Alfred's College, in the U.K.
Robert Martin, Ph.D., is Emeritus Curator of Biological Anthropology at the Field Museum in Chicago, as well as a member of the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago.
Laura Martocci, Ph.D., is a former associate dean of Wagner College, and the author of Bullying: The Social Destruction of Self.
Gail F. Melson, Ph.D., is a professor of child development and family studies at Purdue University.
Steven Mintz, Ph.D., is a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin and the Executive Director of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning.
Isaiah Pickens, Ph.D., the founder of iOpening Enterprises, and is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides trauma-informed mental health services in New York City.
Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist and researcher in the field of positive youth development and youth civic engagement.
Kyle Pruett, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and Educational Advisory Board member for The Goddard School.
Maya Shetreat-Klein, M.D., is a pediatric neurologist at the University of Arizona. She is the author of The Dirt Cure.
Kathryn Stamoulis, Ph.D., teaches at psychology at Hunter College, and specializes in adolescent and sexual development.
JoAnn Stevelos, MPH is a public health researcher and evaluator who specializes in childhood obesity prevention.
Jane Timmons-Mitchell, Ph.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Case Western's School of Medicine.
Tina Traster is a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, the New York Post, Time Out New York, Audubon, among others. She is the author of the Rescuing Julia Twice.
Sara Villanueva, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, is the author of The Angst of Adolescence: How to Parent Your Teen and Live to Laugh About It.
Stephen Wallace is the Director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Education.
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D., is a family therapist and the author of A Disease called Childhood: Why ADHD became an American Epidemic.
Joel Young, M.D., teaches psychiatry at Wayne State University, and is the Medical Director of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine.