Here are 12 interesting experts on psychology you should follow on Twitter:
1. Jordan Peterson
Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His main areas of study are abnormal, social, and personality psychology.
Jordan is known for his conservative views on religion, trans issues, and feminism. He has 1.25 million followers at @jordanbpeterson.
2. Steven Pinker
Pinker is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, linguist and popular science author. He is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.
Pinker has 541,0,00 followers @sapinker.
3. Gad Saad
Saad is a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary behavioural scientist at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. He is known for applying evolutionary psychology to marketing and consumer behaviour.
@GadSaad critiques political correctness, the ideology of multiculturalism, post-modernism, third-wave feminism, the ideology of Islam, safe-spaces and trigger warnings.
4. Andrew Mendonsa
Mendonsa is a clinical psychologist. He describes himself as “concierge psychologist to help you achieve growth and happiness.”
He tweets about research and issues in clinical psychology and you can also read some business-related tweets on his feed. You can join his 152,000 followers @DrMendonsa916
5. Richard Wiseman
Wiseman is a psychologist, author and magician. He is a Professor in the public understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and has been described by Scientific American as “the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today”.
Much of his tweets @RichardWiseman are about magic, funny stuff and public engagement on science. He has 137,000 followers.
6. Ciarán O’Keeffe
O’Keeffe was awarded a Doctorate entitled “Assessing the content of advice given by practitioners claiming paranormal ability,” focusing on psychics and mediums at the University of Hertfordshire.
If you love ghosts and the paranormal, you have to follow @ciaranokeefe, who features plenty of both on his feed. His 20,500 followers like parapsychology, investigative psychology and the social psychology of music.
7. Jo Hemmings
Hemmings is a behavioural psychologist, specialising in the media and celebrity analysis as well as a dating and relationship coach and TV and radio personality.
She was voted dating expert of the year at the inaugural UK Dating Awards in 2014.
Her feed @TVpsychologist is a fun selection of psychological news, opinion and chat. With degrees from the University of Warwick and the University of London, Hemmings is the UK’s best known and respected celebrity psychologist and is the UK’s first dating coach.
8. Vaughan Bell
Bell is a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist based in London. Part of his time is spent working in clinical services, the rest in academia where he conducts scientific research and teaches.
His feed contains tweets about understanding and treating brain injury, mental distress and psychological impairment. You can join his 48,900 followers @vaughanbell.
9. Dennis Relojo-Howell
Relojo-Howell is a London-based mental health blogger and radio presenter, recognised as the world’s first blog psychologist.
He is the founder of Psychreg, a blog, podcast and open access journal. He holds a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Hertfordshire.
His feed contains tweets about understanding and treating mental health issues. You can join his over 10,000 followers at @drelojo_howell.
10. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Blakemore is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. She is Deputy Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group.
Her research focuses on the development of social cognition and decision making in the typically developing adolescent brain.
She tweets about public engagement with science activities and on the links between neuroscience and education. You can follow her @sjblakemore. She has around 36,200 followers.
11. Aleks Krotoski
Aleks is an Emmy, BAFTA and Radio Academy Award-winning academic and journalist who writes about and studies psychology and technology. She is one of the leading national broadcasters and podcasters of her generation.
@aleksk has around 25,400 followers, who read her interesting tweets on psychology, technology and social media.
12. Roberto Cialdini
Cialdini is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University’s psychology department.
He gained his bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Wisconsin and then earned a PhD in social psychology at the University of North Carolina.
@RobertCialdini tweets fascinating news from the world of science. He also shares about his expertise in persuasion and influence. He has more than 32,000 followers.
Melanie Brewer did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. She has an ongoing interest in mental health and well-being.