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Topics: Cognitive Science, Debates, Psychology
Subtopics: Art & science, Mental illness
Dr. Heather Berlin is a cognitive neuroscientist and Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She practices clinical neuropsychology at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital in the Department of Neurological Surgery, and is a Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She explores the neural basis …Learn more about Heather Berlin >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Cognitive Science, Humanism, Social Issues & Movements, Sociology & Anthropology
Subtopics: African American humanism, Atheist/secular movement, Community group organizing, Event planning, LGBTQ issues, Mental illness, Sex & sexuality, Starting a group
Diane Burkholder is a cisgender, queer, mixed race, Black feminist community organizer who has lived in Kansas City since 2011, via South Dakota and California. Her education is in sociology (CSU-Long Beach) and Ethnic Studies (San Francisco State University). She’s a co-founder of One-Struggle KC, a coalition of Kansas City activists seeking to connect the struggles …Learn more about Diane Burkholder >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Psychology, Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Event planning, LGBTQ issues, Mental illness
As a student, JT Eberhard co-founded the Missouri State University Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which became one of the nation’s largest and most active college skeptic groups within a year. He would go on to lead the group for five years. He previously served as the High School Specialist with the Secular Student …Learn more about JT Eberhard >
Topics: Cognitive Science, History, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Science (General)
Subtopics: Critical thinking, Ethics & morality, Evolution, Evolutionary psychology, Leaving religion, Meaning of life, Mental illness, Metaphysics, Naturalism, Philosophy of science, Pseudoscience, Psychology of religion, Religious criticism, Religious extremism, Science denial, Sex & sexuality
Luke Galen is currently a professor of psychology at Grand Valley State University. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Wayne State University. His main area of research and teaching focuses on the psychology of religion. He is currently researching the psychology of secularity and nonreligious individuals especially in regards to moral behavior. He …Learn more about Luke Galen >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Chemistry, Humanism, Psychology, Science (General), Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Event planning, LGBTQ issues, Mental illness, Starting a group, Women & gender
Noelle George is a secular activist who grew up in Seattle and studied chemical engineering at the University of Washington. She didn’t become passionate about secular activism until she moved to Houston, TX in 2004 and was often asked, “Where do you go to church?” Noelle moved to Houston to work for a Fortune 500 …Learn more about Noelle George >
Topics: Education, Psychology, Skepticism
Subtopics: Critical thinking, Evolutionary psychology, Mental illness, Pseudoscience, Science education, Skeptic movement
Caleb W. Lack, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, professor, and scientific skeptic operating out of Oklahoma. Dr. Lack is the author or editor of six books, most recently Critical Thinking, Science, & Pseudoscience: Why You Can’t Trust Your Brain (co-authored with University of Cape Town philosopher Jacques Rousseau). He has also authored or co-authored more than 45 scientific publications relating …Learn more about Caleb Lack >
Topics: Education, Philosophy, Psychology, Skepticism
Subtopics: Mental illness, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Philosophy of science, Pseudoscience, Science education
Scott O. Lilienfeld is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta. He received his A.B. from Cornell University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He is founder and past editor of the Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, most recent past President …Learn more about Scott Lilienfeld >
Topics: Atheism & Secularism, Philosophy, Psychology
Subtopics: Coming out atheist, Meaning of life, Mental illness
Eric Maisel, Ph.D., is the author of more than fifty books. His books include The Future of Mental Health, Humane Helping, and 60 Innovative Cognitive Strategies for the Smart, the Sensitive and the Creative with Routledge, Rethinking Depression, Life Purpose Boot Camp, Overcoming Your Difficult Family, Coaching the Artist Within, The Van Gogh Blues, Mastering …Learn more about Eric Maisel >
Topics: Media, Science (General), Skepticism
Subtopics: Alternative medicine, Comedy, Conspiracy theories, Journalism, Mental illness, Music, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Social media
Seth Mnookin is Director of the Graduate Program in Science Writing and a Professor of Comparative Media Studies/Writing at M.I.T. His most recent book, The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy, won the National Association of Science Writers “Science in Society” Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize. …Learn more about Seth Mnookin >
Topics: Psychology, Religion
Subtopics: Mental illness, Psychology of religion
J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., M.D. (Andy) is a psychiatrist in private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is also a staff psychiatrist at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Virginia Student Health Services, as well as theInstitute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. He is the forensic psychiatrist for Region Ten Community Services. Andy …Learn more about J. Anderson Thomson >
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Education, Science (General)
Subtopics: Critical thinking, Evolution, Mental illness, Science education
Benjamin Wolozin received his B.A. in Chemistry from Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. and M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, with a focus in neuroscience. Dr. Wolozin is currently a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine.Learn more about Benjamin Wolozin >