Monday, 1 July 2013

The 100+ most followed psychologists and neuroscientists on Twitter

Here are the 100+ most followed psychologists and neuroscientists on Twitter based on follower counts recorded over the last few weeks. If we've missed anyone who should be here, please let us know via comments and we'll add them in. This is an update to our September 2011 post "Psychologists who Tweet". Check the comments to that earlier post for even more psychologists on Twitter than we were able to include here.

Andrew Mendonsa. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 688276
Kiki Sanford. Neurophysiologist turned sci communicator. Followers: 150106
Sam Harris. Neuroscientist, author. Followers: 142451
Richard Wiseman. Psychologist, blogger and author. Followers: 121261
Laura Kauffman. Child psychologist. Followers: 106623
Steven Pinker. Evolutionary psychologist, author. Followers: 74775
George Huba. Psychologist. Followers: 53644
Leah Klungness. Author and psychologist. Followers: 53063
Dolors Reig. Social psychologist (tweets in Spanish). Followers: 51383
Oliver Sacks. Neurologist and author. Followers: 50504
Dan Ariely. Behavioural Economist, author. Followers: 49533
Travis Langley. Psychologist. Followers: 33621
Marsha Lucas. Neuropsychologist. Followers: 31273
BPS Research Digest. The BPS Research Digest! Followers: 30007
Melanie Greenberg. Clinical health psychologist. Followers: 28104
Miguel Escotet. Psychologist. Followers: 25464
Yankı Yazgan. Child psychiatrist/ psychology faculty. Followers: 23280
Aleks Krotoski. Psychologist, tech journalist. Followers: 22583
Neuroskeptic. Blogger and neuroscientist. Followers: 19851
Jo Hemmings. Celebrity psychologist. Followers: 19548
Vaughan Bell. Clinical neuropsychologist, blogger. Followers: 17992
Melissa McCreery. Clinical Psychologist. Followers: 17289
Richard Thaler. Behavioural economist. Followers: 16709.
Jeremy Dean. Blogger. Followers: 16404
Dylan William. Educational psychologist. Followers: 16261
Mo Costandi. Writer, blogger. Followers: 15689
David Eagleman. Neuroscientist, author. Followers: 15509
Noah Gray. Neuroscience editor. Followers: 14923
Sun Wolf. Social neuroscientist. Followers: 14728
David Ballard. Work psychologist. Followers: 14479
The Psychologist magazine. Followers: 14176
BPS Official. Followers 14169
David Dobbs. Neuroscience writer. Followers: 13998
Anthony Risser. Neuropsychologist, blogger. Followers: 13245
Daniel Levitin. Psychologist, author. Followers: 12985
Heidi GrantHalvorson. Social psychologist. Followers: 12124
Craig Malkin. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 12066
Kelly McGonigal. Psychologist. Followers: 11771
Honey Langcaster-James. Psychologist and coach. Followers: 11291
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. Cognitive neuroscientist. Followers: 10373
Ciaran O'Keeffe. Parapsychologist. Followers: 10251
Todd Kashdan. Psychologist. Followers: 9991
Dorothy Bishop. Developmental neuropsychologist. Followers: 9976
Petra Boynton. Psychologist, sex educator. Followers: 9895
Andrea Letamendi. Clinical psychologist. Followers:
Susan Whitbourne. Psychologist. Followers: 9593
Dean Burnett. Neuroscientist and comedian. Followers: 9216
Jay Watts. Clinical psychologist, Lacanian. Followers: 8719
Amy Cuddy. Social psychologist. Followers: 8409
Jonathan Haidt. Psychologist. Followers: 7899
David Webb. Psychology tutor, blogger. Followers: 7851
Uta Frith. Developmental neuropsychologist, autism expert. Followers: 7774
David Rock. Work psychologist. Followers: 7611
Micah Allen. Cognitive neuroscientist. Followers: 7537
Dan Gilbert. Psychologist. Followers: 7529
Simon Baron-Cohen. Developmental psychologist. Followers: 7383
Professor Bob. Psychologist. Followers: 7275
Graham Jones. Internet (cyber) psychologist. Followers: 7255
Lee Keyes. Psychologist. Followers: 7229
Christian Jarrett. Editor of the BPS Research Digest. Followers: 7135
Margarita Holmes. Psychologist and sex therapist. Followers: 7053
Paul Bloom. Psychologist. Followers: 7050
Cary Cooper. Occupational psychologist. Followers: 6876
Bruce Hood. Cognitive scientist. Followers: 6814
Susan Weinschenk. Psychologist and author. Followers: 6561
Timothy Lomauro. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 6123
Jay Dadlani. Psychologist. Followers: 5981
Todd Finnerty. Psychologist. Followers: 5783
Bradley Voytek. Neuroscientist and self-professed geek. Followers: 5775
Miriam Law-Smith. Clinical evolutionary psychologist. Followers: 5700
Claudia Hammond. Radio presenter. Followers: 5661
Pam Spurr. Agony aunt. Followers: 5646
John Grohol. Founder of Psychcentral. Followers: 5612
Maria Konnikova. Neuroscience blogger and author. Followers: 5588
Jason Goldman. Developmental & evolutionary psychologist, blogger. Followers: 5382
Andrea Kuszewski. Robopsychologist. Followers: 5329
G. Tendayi Viki. Social psychologist. Followers: 5224
Kathleen Young. Clinical Psychologist. Followers: 5116
Sophie Scott. Neuroscientist. Followers: 4954
Neuro Bonkers. Blogger. Followers: 4944
Jon Sutton. Editor of The Psychologist. Followers: 4448
Marco Iacoboni. Neuroscientist, mirror neuron expert. Followers: 4396
Jesse Bering. Psychologist, blogger. Followers: 4154
Rita Handrich. Psychologist, editor. Followers: 4152
Sandeep Gautam. Blogger. Followers: 4022
Steven Brownlow. Clinical and forensic psychologist. Followers: 3979
Joseph LeDoux. Neuroscientist, rocker. Followers: 3911
The Neurocritic. Blogger. Followers: 3894
Chris French. Anomalistic psychologist. Followers: 3818
Gary Marcus. Psychologist, author and blogger. Followers: 3801
Lyle Becourtney. Specialist in anger management. Followers: 3739
Mark Changizi. Cognitive psychologist, author. Followers: 3610
Earl Miller. Cognitive neuroscientist. Followers: 3562
Judith Beck. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 3420
Pam Dodd. Organisational psychologist. Followers: 3321
Kevin Mitchell. Neurogeneticist. Followers: 3317
Maria Panagiotidi. Grad student. Followers: 3263
Hugo Spiers. Neuroscientist. Followers: 3137
John Cacioppo. Psychologist, social neuroscientist. Followers: 3133
Daniel Simons. Cognitive psychologist, author. Followers: 3285
Scott Kaufman. Cognitive psychologist, author. Followers: 3190
Rory O'Connor. Health psychologist, suicide researcher. Followers: 3162
Andy Field. Psychologist and stats whiz. Followers: 3015
Brian MacDonald. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 3015
Geraint Rees. Neuroscientist. Followers: 3005
Wendy Cousins. Psychologist and skeptic. Followers: 2881
Roxana Rudzik-Shaw. Counselling psychologist. Followers: 2862
Prerana Shrestha. Neuroscientist. Followers: 2833
Björn Brembs. Neurobiologist. Followers: 2828
Aaron Kucyi. Neuroscientist. Followers: 2818
Brian Earp. Psychologist. Followers: 2733
Molly Crockett. Neuroscientist. Followers: 2726
Chris Atherton. Cognitive psychologist. Followers: 2718
David Timony. Educational psychologist. Followers: 2593
Rebecca Symes. Sports psychologist. Followers: 2559
Charles Fernyhough. Developmental psychologist, author. Followers: 2545
Andrew and Sabrina. Psychological scientists. Followers: 2540
BPS Occupational Digest. The BPS Occupational Digest. Followers: 2497
Daniel Willingham. Psychologist. Followers: 2390
Atle Dyregrov. Psychologist, expert in crisis psychology. Followers: 2381
Jon Simons. Cognitive neuroscientist. Followers: 2380
Ana Loback. Psychologist. Followers: 2348
Fretes Torruella. Educational psychologist. Followers: 2301
Tom Stafford. Psychologist, author. Followers: 2298
Jon Simons. Cognitive scientist. Followers: 2151
Jon Brock. Autism blogger, wannabe neuroscientist. Followers: 2125
Tom Hartley. Neuroscientist. Followers: 2030
Keith Laws. Cognitive neuropsychologist. Followers: 2007
Shelley Bonanno. Psychodynamic psychotherapist. Followers: 1924
Chris Chambers. Psychologist and neuroscientist. Followers: 1917
Rolfe Lindgren. Psychologist, personality expert. Followers: 1860
Patricia Lockwood. Psychologist, cognitive neuroscientist. Followers: 1860
Wray Herbert. Writer for APS, author. Followers: 1859
Frederik Anseel. Work psychologist. Followers: 1805
Luis Valdes. Sports psychologist. Followers: 1801
Rob Archer. Organisational psychologist. Followers: 1781
Adam Alter. Marketing psychologist. Followers: 1748
Michael Britt. Podcast host. Followers: 1747
Graham Davey. Psychologist. Followers: 1734
Jonathan Wai. Psychologist. Followers: 1722
Michelle Dawson. Autistic researcher. Followers: 1666
Alex Linley. Positive psychologist. Followers: 1611
Jamie Madigan. Cyberpsychologist. Followers: 1610
Manon Eileen. Clinical psychologist and criminologist. Followers: 1595
Michael Hogan. Psychologist and neuroscientist. Followers: 1570
Mark Stokes. Cognitive neuroscientist. Followers: 1560
Vanessa Bohns. Social psychologist. Followers: 1547
Karen Pine. Psychologist, author. Followers: 1546
Monica Whitty. Cyberpsychologist. Followers: 1543
Pete Etchells. Biological psychologist. Followers: 1536
Ioannis Nikolaou. Organisational psychologist. Followers: 1534
David Matsumoto. Psychologist and judoka. Followers: 1527
Victoria Galbraith. Counselling psychologist. Followers: 1482
Dave Brodbeck. Comparative/evolutionary psychologist. Followers: 1474
Christine Allen. Clinical psychologist and executive coach. Followers: 1470
Daryl O'Connor. Health psychologist. Followers: 1470
Sally Canning. Clinical Psychologist. Followers: 1469
Peter Kinderman. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 1464
Sanjay Srivastava. Psychologist. Followers: 1408
Christopher Chabris. Cognitive psychologist. Followers: 1398
Jonathan Firth. Psychology teacher and author. Followers: 1393
Sandra Aamodt. Neuroscience writer. Followers: 1366
Voula Grand. Psychologist and writer. Followers: 1355
Jenna Condie. Environmental psychologist. Followers: 1320
Ciaran Mc Mahon. Psychologist. Followers: 1304
Matt Wall. Neuroscientist. Followers: 1293

If we've missed any psychologists or neuroscientists who should be in the top 100 please let us know via comments and we'll add them in.

--Thanks to Emma Smith for help with compiling the update. 


Anonymous said...

Roxana Rudzik-Shaw (Tw: @RRS_counselling OR Psychologist, Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor. MBPsS, MBACP, ACTO.

Anonymous said...

Prerana Shrestha

Pete Etchells said...

*waves* I should probably be on this list, as should Chris Chambers and Molly Crockett.

Anonymous said...

@fanseel - Frederik Anseel, Work Psychologist at Ghent University, Belgium. 1804 followers

Anonymous said...

Kevin Mitchell @wiringthebrain
Bjorn Brembs @brembs

Anonymous said...

Keith Laws @Keith_Laws

Anonymous said...

Dr Pam Spurr (Tw: @DrPamSpurr OR Psychologist, Life Coach, Agony Aunt.

Anonymous said...

Geraint Rees

Andrew Wilson said...

There was talk of auto updating this list via some kind of scripting magic to read and update counts. Is that possible? This kind of info is handy for grants, etc!

Dr. David Rock said...

At the risk of being ridiculously self-serving, I have 7,607 followers, and I write about neuroscience.

Jerry Blossom said...

Micah Allen (7,524 followers)

Unknown said...

@jamiemadigan I write about the psychology of video games.

David Ballard said...

Thanks for including me on the list. My position at APA has actually changed since last year. I'm now the head of APA's Center for Organizational Excellence.

Anonymous said...

@DrLeeKeyes, 7221 followers.

SunWolf said...

Dr. SunWolf, who tweets as @TheSocialBrain with 14,700 followers

Chris said...

Daniel Gilbert has 7,511 followers.

Jonathan Haidt has 7,892.

Amy Cuddy has over 8,000.

Paul Bloom has over 7,000

And @SocialPsych has over 44,000.

Anonymous said...

@DrKathleenYoung 5116 followers

Anonymous said...

Patricia Lockwood @thepsychologist - 1859 followers

George Huba said...

Susan Whitbourne @swhitbo approx 10,000 followers.

Anonymous said...

Paul Bloom (7037 followers)

D.A. Królak said...

I think this one has the wrong handle: Leah Klungness. Author and psychologist. Followers: 53063

D.A. Królak said... for G. Tendayi Viki. Social psychologist. Followers: 5224 is also a broken link

Anonymous said...

@Neuroperson 4818 followers

Anonymous said...

Maria Konnikova, 5580 followers

Anonymous said...

Judy Beck - @drjudithbeck - 3417 followers
And the Beck Institute has 6387

Fernando Bellizzi said...

@belfer70 I write about psychology but in italian! :)

George Huba said...

@psychoBoblogy 7300
@tlomauro 6200
@DrLeeKeyes 7300

BishopBerkeley said...

Certainly Andrea Kuszewski should be on the list: @AndreaKuszewski 5,325 followers & very high quality tweets :)

Anonymous said...

Sally Canning said...

@s_canning Clinical psychologist and professor. 1469 followers.

Anonymous said...

@theatp - The Association for the Teaching of Psychology
@atpconference - Conference of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology

deevybee said...

Here are some more:

Anonymous said...

@GrahamCLDavey 1725 followers

Anonymous said...

Surely it's the quality of tweets going out rather than follower number?

Carlos Alberto Rivera García said...

Political Psychology research: @Galindes.

Anonymous said...

Very good quality and current tweets in psychology, neuroscience, counseling psychology and higher education from psychologists @DrEscotet and @DrLeeKeyes

Yanki said...

Yanki Yazgan, M.D.
I am a child psychiatrist, professor at the medical school and a faculty member for a clinical child psychology graduate program in Istanbul.
my tweets in English @yazganyanki (approx 1 K followers)
in Turkish @yankiyazgancom (approx. 23 K followers)

Anonymous said...

Dr. Travis Langley @Superherologist 33,600
Dr. Andrea Letamendi @ArkhamAsylumDoc nearly 10K

Those are some big numbers for you to have ignored them. One of them belongs in your TOP TEN.

Kirsten said...

Hi! I would be honored to be on your list. I am a science communicator and PhD neuroscientist.

Kirsten said...

Oops! Forgot to add that my Twitter handle is @drkiki. See above comment...

Anonymous said...

@toddkashdan -- nearly 10K followers

Anonymous said...

@mbritt has ~1,750 followers

George Huba said...

10000 for Dr Malkin

Anonymous said...

@JeremyHouska -- Assistant Professor of #Psychology Tweets Cognitive/ Social/ Teaching & Learning/ eLearning/ Higher Ed.

Dean Burnett said...

Typical. You drunkenly heckle a Nobel prize winner at just one conference and you're blacklisted forever

Therapist Los Angeles said...

Yeah, that would be really cool. This Twitter name list should be a semi-annual list updated.

ampsico Ferraz said...


Anonymous said...

@NeuroWhoa ~ 5969 followers.

@ThatNeilMartin ~ 298 followers.

Luis Valdes said...

@luisvaldes - 1794 followers

Anonymous said...

@kellymcgonigal (Stanford psychologist, 11K followers)

Unknown said...

Sanjay Srivastava @hardsci, 1399 followers.

b.logg.earp said...

Brian D. Earp (University of Oxford) - @briandavidearp ... 2,731 followers

Anonymous said...

@SPSPnews (Society for Personality and Social Psychology) has 1570 followers

Anonymous said...

@OliverSacks, 50k+

Dr. Timony said...

Me too!

Sandra Aamodt said...

Noah Gray (@noahwg) with almost 15k followers
David Dobbs (@David_Dobbs) with almost 14k
I might sneak onto the end of this list with 1364 (@sandra_aamodt)

Anonymous said...

Earl Miller, Cognitive Neuroscientist at MIT @MillerLabMIT 3,557 followers

Amy Cuddy said...

This is very cool! Thanks for compiling! But I'm not sure what you mean by work psychologist; I'm a social psychologist.

Amy Cuddy said...

Adam Alter (social psych): 1800
Vanessa Bohns (social psych): > 1500

Heidi Grant Halvorson said...

Heidi Grant Halvorson @hghalvorson (social psych): 12,112 followers

Shelley Galasso Bonanno said...

Shelley Bonanno @shelleybonanno

Anonymous said...

How could you miss Sam Harris? @SamHarrisOrg Author, Neuroscientist: 142,415 followers.

Judith Barnard said...

Dr. Daniel Siegel needs to be on your of Mindsight...

Anonymous said...

Samantha Boardman should be on there (@sambmd)

@ByrnesEric said...

Very good point! In which case I'd put forward James C Coyne @coyneoftherealm. Interesting to see that the top tweeter Mendonsa has lost 200+k followers over the past few weeks. According to twitter he only has 400+k followers and not 600+ mentioned here!

Anonymous said...


Dr Pam Spurr said...

My attention has just been drawn to this - for the record I'm not the 'anonymous' person who kindly pointed out that I'm on twitter (as of a year ago). Thanks I have @6000 followers.

Christian Jarrett said...

you've already been added

Anonymous said...

Dylan Educational Psychologist??

Anonymous said...

Dr. Philip Zimbardo @PhilZimbardo (Stanford Prison Experiment, The Lucifer Effect, The Time Cure) 5,473 followers

Mary Hamilton, ATR-BC, LPC said...

Thank you for compiling this list!! Will greatly help in my research.
Mary Hamilton, ATR-BC, LPC

Anonymous said...

@Drgarywood social psychologist, coach and author

Guy Winch said...

@GuyWinch Psychologist, Author, Blogger 3,213 followers
@DrAliceBoyes Psychologist 8,330 followers

Dr Andrew Mendonsa said...

I'm honored to be first place!

William P. Ryan, Ph.D. said...

I might suggest to add my accounts @WilliamPRyanPhd and @CaringTherapy - both accounts have over 3000 followers and will followback related fields psychotherapist,Psychologist, Counselors, Life Coach on Twitter. Thank you for this great list of therapist on twitter.

Anonymous said...

@criener Cedar Riener cognitive psychologist 2175 followers

Anonymous said...

Angela Gilchrist @cyberwhispers Clinical Psychologist Senior Lecturer and Journalist 1299 followers

MPM said...

@DrPriceMitchell, Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD, Developmental Psychologist, 16.5K followers

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! Emma Seppala @emmaseppala 2035 followers; Adam Grant 11,971 followers

Gisela said...

I think I should be on this list, @giselaj, I/O psychologist, 2722 followers today

Anonymous said...

Shall I be on the list, as Italian female Neuroscientist ? :)) @AliceProverbio 1301 followers

Dr Simon Bignell said...

Hi, Christian, I'd love to be on your twitter list. I tweet as @miltonbroome on Cyberpsychology and Developmental Psychology. Dr Simon Bignell (University of Derby).

gricomet said...

I/O Psychologist: Gordon Schmidt, I have 2,208 followers at the moment

Anonymous said...

@PakerMurat (clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, Turkey) 2100+ followers

Nightingale26 said...


Nightingale26 said...

@dcopuk 2185 followers - that's more than a lot of these folks!

Anonymous said...

@DrMelissaSinger (2597 followers) - Psychologist specializing in comprehensive psychological, cognitive, educational and neuropsychological assessment

Emmy van Deurzen said...

Emmy van Deurzen, @emmyzen 2364 followers

Anonymous said...

Surely Dr. Jay Watts @Shrink_at_Large should feature in this list?

Colby Pearce said...

@colbypearce 1438 as of 1/2/14

Dr. Deb said...

I was voted on of the top psychology professors to follow on Twitter. @DeborahSerani 10K + followers. Please consider including me. Thanks!

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