Twitter allows psychologists, counsellors, neuroscientists, etc to share their research and engage to people who share their interests.
Here are the 10 most followed people on this field on Twitter:
1. Jordan Peterson
- About him: Jordan is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His main areas of study are in abnormal, social, and personality psychology.
- What he tweets: Jordan is mostly known for his conservative views on religion, on trans issues, and on feminism. He has 1.2 million followers @jordanbpeterson
2. Steven Pinker
- About him: Steven 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.
- What he tweets: Steven is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind. He has 518,00 followers @sapinker
3. Gad Saad
- About him: Gad is a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary behavioural scientist at the John Molson School of Business (Concordia University) who is known for applying evolutionary psychology to marketing and consumer behaviour.
- What he tweets: He (@GadSaad) critiques political correctness, the ideology of multiculturalism, postmodernism, third-wave feminism, the ideology of Islam, safe-spaces and trigger warnings.
4. Andrew Mendonsa
- About him: Andrew is a clinical psychologist. He describes himself as “concierge psychologist to help you achieve growth and happiness.”
- What he tweets: He mostly 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 by following him @
5. Richard Wiseman
- About him: Richard Wiseman is a psychologist, author and magician. He is a Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and he has been described by the Scientific American as ‘the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today’.
- What he tweets: Much of his tweets @RichardWiseman is about magic. funny stuff and public engagement on science. He has 137,000 followers.
6. Ciarán O’Keeffe
- About him: Ciarán 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. The PhD was supervised by Professor Richard Wiseman and Professor Julia Buckroyd.
- What he tweets: If you love ghosts and the paranormal, you have to follow @ciaranokeefe,
7. Jo Hemmings
- About her: Jo 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.
- What she tweets: 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, Jo is the UK’s best known and respected celebrity psychologist and was the UK’s first dating coach.
8. Vaughan Bell
- About him: Vaughan Bell is a neuroscience and clinical psychologist based in London. Part of his time is spent in the NHS, working in clinical services. The rest of my time is spent in academia where he conducts scientific research and teach.
- What he tweets: His feed contains tweets about understanding and treating brain injury, mental distress and psychological impairment. You can join his 35, 500 followers by following him @vaughanbell.
9. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
- About her: Sarah-Jayne 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 group’s research focuses on the development of social cognition and decision making in the typically developing adolescent brain.
- What she tweets: She mostly tweets about public engagement with science activities and on the links between neuroscience and education. You can follow Sarah-Jayne @sjblakemore. She has around 34,500 followers.
10. Aleks Krotoski
- About her: 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.
- What she tweets: Her Twitter bio @aleksk reads: ‘Oh hai. Social psychologist with outside tendencies. Ongoing:
@BBCRadio4‘s Digital Human. Most recent: @BBCWorldService Futureproof Yourself.’ She has around 25,100 followers, who get to read her interesting tweets on psychology, technology and social media.
Last updated: 30 May 2019
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