Daniel Wile Ph.D.

Dr. Wile received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been doing couple therapy for 30 years in Oakland, California, has taught in several graduate programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, gives workshops in couple therapy throughout the country and internationally, and has written three books and many articles on couple relationships and couple therapy. Dr. Wile developed an approach to couple therapy, collaborative couple therapy, in which he takes the couple’s...

Roy Baumeister, Ph.D.

Dr. Baumeister is the Eppes Professor of Psychology and Head of Social Psychology Graduate Training Program. He grew up in Cleveland, the oldest child of a schoolteacher and an immigrant businessman. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Princeton in 1978. At Case Western Reserve University, he was the first to hold the Elsie Smith professorship. He has also worked at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Texas, the University of Virginia, the Max-Planck-Institute, and the Center for Advanced Study...

Ben Dattner, Ph.D.

Dr. Dattner is an organizational psychologist and workplace consultant. He essentially applies psychotherapy to the workplace, helping individuals and organizations to do their job better. His consulting services enable organizations to make better hiring and staffing decisions, enhance the professional capabilities of managers and employees, configure teams more effectively, and reduce the amount of interpersonal and intergroup conflict. Dr. Dattner received a B.A. in Psychology from Harvard College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from New York University. He is an...

Xavier Amador, Ph.D.

Dr. Amador is a Clinical Psychologist, a Professor at Columbia University, author of eight books, and an internationally sought-after speaker. In addition to continuing to work with couples and families in his private practice in New York City, Dr. Amador is the founder of the LEAP Institute. LEAP is for therapists, family members, law enforcement officers, and anyone seeking to break through an impasse with someone who is convinced they are right and you are wrong. He and the faculty at LEAP conduct regional...

Thomas Bradbury, Ph.D.

Trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Illinois, Dr. Bradbury studies how intimate relationships develop and change. His work demonstrates that change in relationship satisfaction is a product of the unique characteristics that partners bring to the relationship, how couples convey understanding and caring to one another, and the circumstances that promote and inhibit expressions of closeness. Dr. Bradbury has published more than 100 articles on marriage and the promotion of healthy relationships, with funding support from the National Institute of Child Health...

C. Sue Carter, Ph.D.

Dr. Carter is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Co-Director of the Brain Body Center. She studies the neurobiology of monogamy, social bonds and parental behavior. Her research established how the biological basis of monogamy should be analyzed, and established the prairie vole as the major model for examining the biology of adult social bonds. She and her colleagues have identified the role of brain hormones, including oxytocin and vasopressin, in pair bond formation. She has also discovered that oxytocin and vasopressin can program...

Nicholas A. Christakis M.D, Ph.D.

Dr. Christakis is a Professor of Medical Sociology, Sociology, and Medicine. He has spent the last ten years studying social networks. His research focuses on questions like: Why do humans form social networks? What do social networks mean for our lives? How, exactly, do they work? He has studied the mathematical, social, and genetic determinants of social network structure. In addition, he has investigated how things as diverse as obesity, happiness, and altruism flow across network ties, spreading far and wide across the intricately...

Marc Hauser, Ph.D.

Dr. Hauser is Professor of Psychology, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, and Biological Anthropology. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Program in Neurosciences. In addition, he is the Codirector of the Mind, Brain and Behavior Program, a Fellow at the Center for Ethics, and the Director of the Cognitive Evolution Lab. Dr. Hauser’s research is at the interface between evolutionary biology and cognitive neuroscience, and it is aimed at understanding the processes and consequences of cognitive evolution....

John Cacioppo, Ph.D.

Dr. Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He conducts research on social neuroscience. As a social species, humans create organizations beyond the individual -- structures that range from pairs, families, and groups to cities, civilizations, and international alliances. These structures evolved hand in hand with genetic, neural, and hormonal mechanisms to support them; this is because the consequent social behaviors helped humans survive, reproduce, and care...

David Buss, Ph.D.

Dr. Buss conducts research on strategies of human mating, sexual jealousy, sexual motivation, conflict between the sexes, sexual predators, stalking, and motives for murder. Dr. Buss received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, and has taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan. He has authored roughly 300 scientific papers, as well as six books. He is editor of the Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, and is one of the most widely cited psychologists worldwide. Among his most well-cited books are The Evolution...

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