Robert Allan, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist This Emotional Life - PBS

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Awards and Credentials

  1. The Timothy Jeffrey Award from the American Psychological Association, 2002
  2. Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine

Robert Allan, Ph.D.


Dr. Allan is a clinical psychologist with practice specialties in cardiac psychology, and stress and anger management. He holds appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Assistant Attending Psychologist in Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Allan has published two books, and numerous articles and book chapters in major medical texts on the relationship between psychosocial factors and heart disease. Currently, he is at work on Volume II of Heart & Mind. He also led the first stress reduction program at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He had an extensive interview about anger management with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America. He has also served as a media “stress expert” for Weill Cornell - New York Presbyterian Hospital, appearing on the Today Show as well as numerous other news programs. Dr. Allan received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from New York University and his bachelors from Queens College of the City University of New York. He has also studied at the Juilliard School and worked as a professional pianist and keyboard player for many years.

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Getting Control of Your Anger

  • By: Robert Allan, Ph.D.
  • Many people believe the myth of “accumulating anger:” if they don’t express their anger, somehow it will “build up” and they will develop high blood ...