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.
Natalie Bazarova, Ph.D., is a professor of communication and director of the Social Media Lab at Cornell University.
Emily Green, Psy.D. is an early career clinical psychologist. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services.
Patrick E. McKnight, P.h.D., is an Associate Professor in Human Factors/Applied Cognition at George Mason University.
Jennifer O’Brien, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist at MIT Medical. She received her Ph.D. from American University.
Sara Zaske is an American writer living in Berlin, Germany. Her articles have appeared in Time, the San Francisco Examiner, and Sierra magazine among others.
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.
J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is the Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Mitch Abrams, Psy.D. is a clinical sport psychologist specializing in anger management, sexual assault prevention and the treatment of trauma.
Allison Abrams, LCSW-R, is a licensed psychotherapist in NYC, as well as a writer and advocate for mental health awareness and destigmatization.
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.
Josh Ackerman, Ph.D., is a faculty member with the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Jane Adams, Ph.D., is a social psychologist, writer and speaker. She is, the author of several books including I'm Still Your Mother, When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us and Boundary Issues.
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.
Helen Adrienne, L.C.S.W., teaches stress reduction classes for infertility patients at NYU Fertility Center and is the author of On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility.
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.
Neil Krishan Aggarwal, MD, conducts research at Columbia University. He is also an advisor to the DSM-5 Cultural Issues Subgroup.
Chamin Ajjan, MS, LCSW, ACT is a licensed psychotherapist in NYC, specializing in intimacy and relationships, and the author of Seeking Soulmate: Ditch The Dating Game and Find Real Connection.
Anna Akbari, Ph.D., is a sociologist, writer, and entrepreneur. She is the author of Startup Your Life: Hustle and Hack Your Way To Happiness.
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.
James E. Alcock, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Glendon College, York University, in Toronto. He is also a registered clinical psychologist.
Marcus Alexander, Ph.D., is a research scientist studying the biology of social networks and evolution of cooperation in the Human Nature Lab at Yale University.
Liz Alexander, Ph.D., is a consulting futurist and the co-founder of Leading Thought, who collaborates with individuals and organizations globally to help them become future-smart.
Shainna Ali, Ph.D., is a practitioner, educator, and advocate who is passionate about highlighting the essentiality of mental health in fostering happiness and fulfillment.
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.
Jessica Alleva, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Appearance Research in the U.K.
Tracy Packiam Alloway, Ph.D., is a psychology professor 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 and founder of LitWorld, a non-profit literacy organization, and LitLife, a national organization dedicated to school improvement.
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.
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).
Michael Anderson, Ph.D., is the Rotman Professor in Philosophy of Science at the University of Western Ontario.
Chrisoula Andreou is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Utah.