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.
The Blakemore Lab at University College London's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience includes a team of researchers focused on cognition, learning, and mental health across the teenage years.
Jason Jay, Ph.D., of MIT Sloan, and Gabriel Grant, at Yale, are the co-authors of the book Breaking Through Gridlock: The Power of Conversation in a Polarized World.
Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D., CGP, is a Gestalt therapy trainer who specializes in teaching the diagnosis and treatment of Borderline, Narcissistic, and Schizoid adaptations.
Margaret Lanca, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Eugene Soltes, Ph.D., is the Jakurski Family Associate Professor of business administration at Harvard Business School.
David Susman, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, mental health advocate and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky.
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.
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.
Paul Abramson, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at UCLA and an authority on sex. He is also a lead singer for the rock band Crying 4Kafka.
Josh Ackerman, Ph.D., is a faculty member with the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
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.
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.
Jennifer "Jef" Akst is a senior editor at The Scientist magazine, where she has worked since she completed her master's at the University of Indiana in 2009 studying mating behavior and sexual selection in seahorses.
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.
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.
Mark Alicke, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Ohio University whose research interests include identity construction, self-views, and blame.
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.
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.
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).
Chrisoula Andreou is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Utah.
Linda Wasmer Andrews is a health writer with a master's degree in health psychology.
Daniel Ansari, Ph.D., is a professor of developmental cognitive neuroscience at Western University in Ontario and the consulting specialist in dyscalculia, numeracy, and math learning for Understood.org.
Terri Apter, Ph.D., is Senior Tutor at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is Difficult Mothers. (2012)
Dan Ariely is a behavioral scientist at MIT and the author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions.
Karin Arndt, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington, DC.
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett Ph.D. is a research professor of psychology at Clark University.