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Welcome to the psychology expert interviews page. I'm delighted to announce that experts spanning a range of psychology related subject areas have agreed to be interviewed for the All About Psychology website.

Angela Bloomquist

Angela Bloomquist, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology and program coordinator for the graduate-level school psychology master of science and certification program at the California University of Pennsylvania.

A certified school psychologist with over a decade of field experience, Dr. Bloomquist presents in-service training programs to local educators on a variety of topics related to school psychology and serves as a National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) program reviewer for school psychology graduate programs across the United States.

You can access the interview with Dr. Angela Bloomquist via the following link.

Dr. Angela Bloomquist

Richard E. Cytowic

Richard E. Cytowic, MD, MFA, is Professor of Neurology at George Washington University, and best known for bringing synesthesia back to mainstream science.

You can access the interview with Richard E. Cytowic via the following link.

Richard E. Cytowic

Barbara Masser

Barbara Masser is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. She has over 60 papers and reports examining applied social psychological problems. Her work focuses on how jurors perceive victims of sexual assault, and how beliefs about gender influence people’s perceptions more broadly. She is also Australia’s leading researcher examining the psychology of blood donation where she works with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service to promote effective donor recruitment and retention strategies. Dr. Masser has received University and National teaching awards for her four year applied social psychology course and tutor training program.

You can access the interview with Barbara Masser via the following link.

Dr. Barbara Masser

Peter Kinderman

British Psychological Society President-elect, Peter Kinderman, Ph.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool and an honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Mersey Care NHS Trust. He is also Head of the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool, with over 220 academic staff (32 of them professors) comprising psychiatrists, GPs, clinical and other applied psychologists, sociologists, public health physicians, nurses, sociologists and academics.

Professor Kinderman's research interests include the psychopathology of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorder and he has been instrumental in developing internationally renowned models of paranoid thought and mania which form the basis of recognised therapeutic interventions.

A highly sought-after expert within broadcast media, Professor Kinderman has contributed to several productions in the field of mental health, most notably hosting a two-episode BBC Horizon show exploring the role of diagnosis in mental health.

You can access the interview with Professor Peter Kinderman via the following link.

Professor Peter Kinderman

Stian Reimers

Stian Reimers, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in psychology at City University London. A renowned behavioural scientist, Dr. Reimers primary research interest is high-level cognition, in particular judgement and decision making, how humans and other animals represent and make decisions involving time and how and why people's discounting of delayed rewards varies across individuals and contexts.

Dr. Reimers is also known for his work on psychology and public policy and the ways in which policy issues are represented among the population. He has conducted both academic and commercial research on the psychology of taxation, how people represent taxes, and how framing affects people's preference for their preferred progressiveness of a tax system.

You can access the interview with Dr. Stian Reimers via the following link.

Dr. Stian Reimers

Richard Nisbett

Richard Nisbett, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and Co-Director of the Culture and Cognition Program at the University of Michigan. A world renowned psychologist, Professor Nisbett's primary research interests include the study of reasoning and basic cognitive processes; most notably in relation to induction, statistical reasoning, causal attribution, cost-benefit analysis and logical vs. dialectical approaches to problem-solving.

Among his many professional accolades, Richard Nisbett received the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions in 1991 and he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2002.

You can access the interview with Professor Richard Nisbett via the following link.

Professor Richard Nisbett

Chris French

Chris French, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is renowned for his research on the psychology of paranormal belief; particularly his work on non-paranormal accounts of ostensibly paranormal experiences (ESP, PK, psychic readings, psychic healing, alternative and complementary medicine, out-of-body and near-death experiences, astrology and other divinatory techniques, reincarnation, UFOs and alien abduction, ghosts and poltergeists, crystal power and dowsing etc).

A special advisor and former Editor-in-Chief of The Skeptic Magazine, the UK's foremost and longest-running skeptical magazine, Professor French is regularly called upon in the media to offer a psychological perspective on various paranormal claims. He is also a columnist for the Guardian’s online science pages.

You can access the interview with Dr. Chris French via the following link.

Dr. Chris French

Scott Lilienfeld

Scott Lilienfeld, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and Professor of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

The author of over 250 articles academic articles and several books including 'Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology and Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding,' Dr. Lilienfeld's major areas of research include; personality disorders, psychiatric classification and diagnosis, evidence-based practices in psychology, and the challenges posed by pseudoscience to clinical psychology.

You can access the interview with Dr. Scott Lilienfeld via the following link.

Dr. Scott Lilienfeld


Thalia R. Goldstein, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Psychology at Pace University whose research interests lie at the intersection of social cognition and imagination. Dr. Goldstein is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on children's role play, the effects of acting training on social skills, the psychology of aesthetics and how we understand fiction.

A Postdocotral Fellow at Yale University who earned a Ph.D. from Boston College and a B.A. from Cornell University, Dr. Goldstein spent several years as a professional actress and dancer in New York.

You can access the interview with Dr. Thalia Goldstein via the following link.

Dr. Thalia Goldstein

Scott Bonn

A professor of criminology and sociology at Drew University, Dr. Scott Bonn is an acclaimed author and renowned expert on the behavior and motivations of criminals. A respected media commentator, Dr. Bonn is frequently called upon to share his insights into various types of crime, including white-collar, state crime, bullying, domestic violence, sexual assault and serial homicide.

You can access the interview with Dr. Scott Bonn via the following link.

Dr. Scott Bonn

Guy Winch

A member of the American Psychological Association and an expert in the causes and reduction of emotional distress, Dr. Guy Winch is a much sought after keynote speaker and internationally renowned author.

Dr. Winch received his doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University in 1991 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in family and couples therapy at NYU Medical Center. He has been working with individuals, couples and families in his private practice in Manhattan, since 1992.

You can access the interview with Dr. Guy Winch via the following link.

Dr. Guy Winch

Kent Kiehl

Dr. Kent Kiehl is a leading authority in the use of clinical brain imaging techniques to understand major mental illnesses, with special focus on criminal psychopathy, psychotic disorders, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse and paraphilias.

An associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of New Mexico, with over 140 peer-review publications to his name, Dr. Kiehl is also co-director of the nonprofit Mind Research Network and serves as a legal consultant on criminal and civil cases involving neuroscience and law.

You can access the interview with Dr. Kent Kiehl via the following link.

Dr. Kent Kiehl

Robert Biswas Diener

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost authority on positive psychology coaching. He is an ICF certified coach and has trained professionals in his techniques in 24 countries.

A highly sought after keynote speaker and trainer, Dr. Biswas-Diener has published more than 50 academic articles and chapters on happiness and other positive topics in peer-reviewed journals. He is also author of 8 books including The Upside of Your Dark Side (2014).

You can access the interview with Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener via the following link.

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener

Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday is a renowned media strategist and influential speaker and writer on self-awareness. After dropping out of college at 19 to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. He is the director of marketing at American Apparel, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and written about in AdAge, Forbes, and Fast Company.

A bestselling author, Ryan Holiday's first book, Trust Me I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller.

You can access the interview with Ryan Holiday via the following link.

Ryan Holiday

Wray Herbert

Wray Herbert is an award-winning Washington, DC-based science journalist. He has been a reporter, writer and editor at Science News, Psychology Today, US News & World Report, and a regular columnist for Newsweek and Scientific American Mind.

He is a fellow at the Carter Center for Mental Health Journalism, and the author of the highly acclaimed book On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's hard-Wired Habits. Today, as writer-in-residence at the Association for Psychological Science, he writes the popular blog We're Only Human.

You can access the interview with Wray Herbert via the following link.

Wray Herbert

Gina Perry

Gina Perry is an Australian psychologist (and member of the Australian Psychological Society) and writer. Her feature articles, columns, and essays have been published in The Age and The Australian, and her short fiction has been published in a number of literary magazines, including Meanjin, Westerly, and Island.

Her co-production of the ABC Radio National documentary about the obedience experiments, ‘Beyond the Shock Machine’, won the Silver World Medal for a history documentary in the 2009 New York Festivals radio awards. She teaches in the Master of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne.

You can access the interview with Gina Perry via the following link.

Gina Perry

Christian Jarrett

Dr Christian Jarrett has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience and is a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). He has edited and written the BPS Research Digest since its inception in 2003 and created the associated BPS Research Digest blog in 2005. In producing this award-winning blog Dr. Jarrett reviews hundreds of peer-reviewed journals in order to report on the latest findings within psychological science.

Dr. Jarrett is also a staff writer for The Psychologist magazine, a blogger for Psychology Today and a columnist for 99U, the New York-based creativity think tank. His book The Rough Guide To Psychology was a hit with reviewers and short-listed for two prestigious awards. His latest book, Great Myths of the Brain is due for publication in 2014.

You can access the interview with Dr. Christian Jarrett via the following link.

Dr. Christian Jarrett

Shannon Kolakowski

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski is a psychologist in private practice in Seattle, helping people with depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. She is the author of the forthcoming books When Depression Hurts Your Relationship: How to Regain Intimacy and Reconnect with Your Partner When You're Depressed (March 2014) and Single, Shy and Looking For Love: A Dating Guide for the Shy and Socially Anxious (Fall 2014).

Dr. Kolakowski writes a blog for the Huffington Post and has been interviewed for publications such as Redbook, Men's Health Magazine, Shape, eHarmony, and ParentMap.

You can access the interview with Dr. Shannon Kolakowski via the following link.

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Claudia Hammond

Claudia Hammond is an award-winning broadcaster, writer and psychology lecturer. She presents the critically acclaimed All in the Mind & Mind Changers series on BBC Radio 4, and also the BBC World Service series "The Truth About Mental Health?"

Claudia regularly appears on TV to discuss research in psychology, and is on the part-time faculty at Boston University's London base where she lectures in health and social psychology.

You can access the interview with Claudia Hammond via the following link.

Claudia Hammond Interview

Abbie Goldberg, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute.

Dr. Goldberg's interests include how a variety of contexts (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, social class, work-family variables) shape processes of development and mental health; and her research focuses on exploring parenthood, relationship quality, and well-being in diverse families (e.g., adoptive parent families, lesbian/gay parent families) in an effort to increase our understanding of family diversity.

You can access the interview with Dr. Abbie Goldberg via the following link.

Dr. Abbie Goldberg Interview

Dr. Joyce Arditti is Professor of Human Development at Virginia Tech. Her research interests include family disruption, parent-child relationships in vulnerable families, and public policy. Her scholarship is recognized nationally and abroad and she has published numerous empirical and review articles in therapy, human services, family studies, and criminal justice journals.

You can access the interview with Joyce Arditti via the following link.

Dr. Joyce Arditti Interview

Dr. Gary Small is director of the UCLA Memory and Aging Center at the university's Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. He is also professor of psychiatry at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. His research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, has made headlines in the Wall Street Journal,New York Times, and USA Today.

Scientific American magazine named him one of the world's leading innovators in science and technology. Dr. Small lectures throughout the world and frequently appears on Today, Good Morning America, PBS, and CNN. He has written five books, including the New York Times bestseller The Memory Bible.

You can access the content of the interview with Dr Gary Small via the following link.

Dr Gary Small Interview

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