Friday, 12 November 2010

Psychologists on Twitter

This list has been updated here. Psychologists (and a few stray neuroscientists) on Twitter, listed in order of number of followers. It's a work in progress - please use comments to alert me to others. Follower counts are subject to change but were correct on 12 Nov, 2010. Shortcut URL to this list is

Laura Kauffman. Child psychologist. Followers: 59,845
Richard Wiseman. Parapsychologist, magician, author. Followers: 53,363
George Huba. Psychologist. Followers: 16,468
Aleks Krotoski. Psychologist, tech journalist. Followers: 13,798
Marsha Lucas. Neuropsychologist. Followers: 11,170
Jonah Lehrer. Blogger, author. Followers: 8283
Jo Hemmings. Celebrity psychologist. Followers: 7880
Dan Ariely. Behavioural Economist, author. Followers: 6476
Graham Jones. Internet (cyber) psychologist. Followers: 6147
Steven Pinker. Psycholinguist, evolutionary psychologist, author. Followers: 6225
David Ballard. Psychologist, Head of APA marketing. Followers: 5918
Christian Jarrett. That's me! Followers: 4000
Ciarán O'Keeffe. Parapsychologist. Followers: 3965
Petra Boynton. Psychologist, sex educator. Followers: 3598
Mo Costandi. Writer, blogger. Followers: 3485
Vaughan Bell. Clinical neuropsychologist, blogger. Followers: 3114
John Grohol. Founder of Psychcentral. Followers: 2875
Jeremy Dean. Blogger. Followers: 2431
Brian MacDonald. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 2338
Bruce Hood. Cognitive scientist. Followers: 2231
Rita Handrich. Psychologist, editor. Followers: 2174
Daniel Levitin. Psychologist, author. Followers: 2072
Sandeep Gautam. Blogger. Followers: 1810
David Webb. Psychology tutor, blogger. Followers: 1764
David Eagleman. Neuroscientist, author. Followers: 1687
Ana Loback. Psychologist. Followers: 1249
Maria Panagiotidi. Grad student. Followers: 1223
G. Tendayi Viki. Social psychologist. Followers: 1220
Wendy Cousins. Skeptic. Followers: 1219
Alex Linley. Positive psychologist. Followers: 1162
Rolfe Lindgren. Psychologist, personality expert. Followers: 1053
Chris Atherton. Cognitive psychologist. Followers: 968
Mark Changizi. Cognitive psychologist, author. Followers: 955
Jay Watts. Clinical psychologist, Lacanian. Followers: 901
Jesse Bering. Psychologist, blogger. Followers: 895
Anthony Risser. Neuropsychologist, blogger. Followers: 819
Joseph LeDoux. Neuroscientist, rocker. Followers: 804
Chris French. Anomalistic psychologist. Followers: 745
Jason Goldman. Grad student, blogger. Followers: 693
CoertVisser. Psychologist. Followers: 690
The Neurocritic. Blogger. Followers: 674
Ben Hawkes. Psychologist, comedian. Followers: 638
Sophie Scott. Neuroscientist. Followers: 637
Karen Pine. Psychologist, author. Followers: 629
Dorothy Bishop. Developmental neuropsychologist. Followers: 574
Mark Batey. Creativity expert. Followers: 566
Charles Fernyhough. Developmental psychologist, author. Followers: 529
Cary Cooper. Occupational psychologist. Followers: 526
John Cacioppo. Psychologist, social neuroscientist. Followers: 516
Melanie Greenberg. Clinical health psychologist. Followers: 508
Monica Whitty. Cyberpsychologist. Followers: 492
James Neill. Psychology lecturer. Followers: 489
Olivia Wallis. Positive psychologist. Followers: 474
Eran Katz. Grad student (tweets in Hebrew). Followers: 467
Rob Archer. Organisational psychologist. Followers: 442
Jon Sutton. Editor of The Psychologist. Followers: 438
Christopher H. Ramey. Psychologist. Followers: 408
Hilary Bruffell. Social psychologist. Followers: 383
Manon Eileen. Clinical psychologist & criminologist. Followers: 369
Tom Stafford. Psychologist, author. Followers: 368
Nick Hartley. Trainee clinical psychologist. Followers: 359
Marco Iacoboni. Neuroscientist, mirror neuron expert. Followers: 353
Rory O'Connor. Health psychologist, suicide researcher. Followers: 358
Mike Garth. Sports psychologist. Followers: 349
Rachel Robinson. Child psychologist. Followers: 325
Atle Dyregrov. Psychologist, expert in crisis psychology. Followers: 323
Claudia Hammond. Radio presenter. Followers: 288
Uta Frith. Developmental neuropsychologist, autism expert. Followers: 268
Daryl O’Connor. Health psychologist. Followers: 258
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. Cognitive neuroscientist. Followers: 253
Sam Edwards. Health psychologist. Followers: 247
Wray Herbert. Writer for APS, author. Followers: 238
Caroline Watt. Parapsychologist. Followers: 236
David Matsumoto. Psychologist and judoka. Followers: 224
Tim Byron. Music psychologist. Followers: 213
Kevin McGrew. Intelligence expert. Followers: 206
Erika Salomon. Grad student. Followers: 206
Andy Fugard. Cognitive scientist. Followers: 187
Karen Franklin. Forensic psychologist. Followers: 176
Sean Nethercott. Psychologist. Followers: 171
Ciarán Mc Mahon. Psychologist. Followers: 155
Patrick Macartney. Psychologist and sociologist. Followers: 149
Daniel Simons. Cognitive psychologist, author. Followers: 145
Janet Civitelli. Counselling psychologist. Followers: 139
Adrian Wale. Cognitive scientist, writer. Followers: 137
Lorna Quandt. Grad student. Followers: 137
Talya Grumberg. Mental health counsellor. Followers: 131
Lila Chrysikou. Psychologist. Followers: 128
Steven Brownlow. Clinical and forensic psychologist. Followers: 124
Rebecca Symes. Sports psychologist. Followers: 115
Craig Bertram. Grad student. Followers: 114
Matteo Cantamesse. Social psychologist. Followers: 108
Mark Hoelterhoff. Experimental existential psychologist. Followers: 105
Johnrev Guilaran. Clinical psychologist trainee. Followers: 104
Gareth Morris. Grad student. Followers: 105
Sanja Dutina. Psychologist. Followers: 101
Valeschka Guerra. Psychology lecturer. Followers: 101
Jenna Condie. Environmental psychologist. Followers: 97
Emma Dunlop. Grad student. Followers: 92
Deb Halasz. Research psychologist. Followers: 90
Jon Simons. Cognitive scientist. Followers: 87
Suzanne Conboy-Hill. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 85
Victoria Galbraith. Counselling psychologist. Followers: 84
Romeo Vitelli. Psychologist in private practice. Followers: 81
Astrid Kitti. Grad student. Followers: 79
John Houser. School psychologist. Followers: 79
Ruthanna Gordon. Psychologist, sustainability expert. Followers: 78
Marc Scully. Social psychologist. Followers: 76
Ken Gilhooly. Cognitive psychologist. Followers: 72
Catriona Morrison. Experimental psychologist. Followers: 69
Jen Lewis. Grad student. Followers: 65
Daniela O'Neill. Developmental psychologist. Followers: 65
Kevin Friery. Psychologist, psychotherapist. Followers: 60
Simon Dymond. Behavioural neuroscientist. Followers: 58
Arvid Kappas. Emotion researcher. Followers: 58
Sue Hartley. Psychologist. Followers: 56
Bex Hewett. PhD student in occupational psychology. Followers: 56
Jui Bhagwat. Child psychologist. Followers: 54
Simon Knight. Psychologist. Followers: 44
Dylan Lopich. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 42
Tom Walton. Grad student. Followers: 40
John Hyland. Experimental psychologist. Followers: 37
Odette Beris. Psychologist and coach. Followers: 35
Gerald Guild. Psychologist, autism specialist. Followers: 33
Gillian Smith. Alcohol and drug researcher. Followers: 32
Nancy Hoffman. Neuropsychologist. Followers: 28
Chris Brand. Cognitive psychologist in training. Followers: 28
Alex Birch. Business psychologist. Followers: 26
Barry McGuinness. Psychologist, writer. Followers: 24
David Yates. Grad student. Followers: 24
David Hughes. Psychologist. Followers: 22
Kathryn Newns. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 21
Philip Collier. Sport & positive psychologist. Followers: 22
Paul Hanges. Organisational psychologist. Followers: 20
Andrew and Sabrina. Psychological scientists. Followers: 18
Bruce Hutchison. Clinical psychologist. Followers 18.
Caitlin Allison. Trainee counselling psychologist. Followers: 17
Margarita Holmes. Psychologist and sex therapist. Followers: 17
John Taylor. Cognitive psychologist. Followers: 16
Alison Price. Occupational psychologist. Followers: 16
Sian Jones. Grad student. Followers: 13
Scott Kaufman. Cognitive psychologist. Followers: 11
Victoria Mason. Psychology lecturer. Followers: 7
Helen Jones. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 7
Chelsea Walsh. Family & marriage therapist. Followers: 4
Lorraine Hope. Cognitive psychologist. Followers: 1

Further reading: @jonmsutton conducts world's first (probably) psychology-themed Twinterview.


Anonymous said...

Nice list :) Do I count? I'm a psychology student and a blogger ;) (AstridKitti)

Anonymous said...

My PhD supervisor is Dr. Mark Batey, one the worlds most prominent creativity researchers his name is @markbatey and he has 564 followers. He is a lecturer in occupational psychology at the University of Manchester's Business School. He is a must for this list.

I personally am a doctoral researcher in psychometric measurement of personality and financial behaviour (e.g. spending, saving, insurance claims behaviour). I have only 20 followers but only joined twitter several weeks ago.(I don't think i'll make the list but no harm in trying) My twitter name is @David_J_Hughes

Zyaama said...

I'm missing Bruce Hood (Director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre in the Experimental Psychology Department at the University of Bristol) with currently 2230 followers.

Zyaama said...

Argh... Bruce Hood tweets as @profbrucehood

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Anonymous said...

I too am a psychologist albeit one that is just starting out. Have just completed my Masters.
Twitter - NickSmith147

Wendy C said...

And Psychologists also tweeting via @ukskeptics (1217 followers this morning :)

Simon Dymond (@zorroesque) said...

I'm a psychologist, behaviour analyst and sometime neuroscientist, and I'm not on the list. On Twitter as @zorroesque and currently have 57 followers. I blog at

Anonymous said...

you may also include Dr. Margarita Holmes (@drmargieholmes)in the list. she's a clinical psychologist/ sex therapist/ author. she also teaches at the University of the Philippines Department of Psychology.

Suzanne Conboy-Hill said...

I'm here too (Suzanne Conboy-Hill), in my guise as @DemTigerpaw ( Clinical psychologist & visiting clinical research fellow with university of Brighton. Also here as @SussResCon on behalf of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust R&D.

Anie said...

Arvid Kappas (@ArvidKappas), emotion researcher and a wonderful lecturer. Also, he blogs about psychology and neuroscience.

Anonymous said...

do psychologist outside UK count? :) freshly started psychologist and blogger, twitter nickname: sanjicak

sandygautam said...

Not a professional psychologist, but as a psychology blogger, I might just make it to the list. Twitter id sandygautam, follower count: 1808, blog :

Daniela O'Neill (@daniela_oneill) said...

Great idea and great list! I'm a developmental psychologist (U Waterloo) new to twitter since a couple of months. Twitter ID is @daniela_oneill. I tweet about research and information related to children's early language and thinking and narrative cognition. I've currently got 63 followers.

Andrew said...

And me! Well, us actually: me (Andrew D Wilson) and Sabrina Golonka are newly on Twitter, @PsychScientists (a whopping 17 followers) in tandem with our blog (Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists, I research perception/action and learning, and Sabrina researches similarity and categorisation.

Ana Loback MBPsS, MA said...

Hi there, good idea! I'm a psychologist too, my twitter ID is @AnaLoback

John Taylor said...

I'm a cognitive psychologist at the University of Minnesota in Duluth. @MindDetective

Gerald Guild said...

Gerald Guild, PhD: Licensed Psychologist (NY), Autism Specialist, Blogger (How Do You Think?) 32 followers @ gtguild

Daniel Simons said...

Okay. me too.

Daniel Simons, prof at U. of Illinois
@prof.simons (145 followers)

I also tweet as @invisgorilla (314 followers)
That account is tweeted jointly with Chris Chabris (prof at Union College), but I do most of the tweeting.

Anonymous said...

I am just a lowly graduate student but am shifting from using twitter for learning about teaching/education to psychology and am actively engaged and excited to learn from and with others in the field! @candacerachelle over 1300 followers

Ruthanna Gordon said...

I'm a cognitive psychologist, and I tweet about the psychology of sustainability. @green_minds

Anonymous said...

John Hyland here. Experimental Psychologist. Liking this Twitter Psychologist idea.

Have aboout 35 followers or so @johnmph


Anonymous said...

@gtviki social psychologist 1200 followers

Anonymous said...

Is there a network of psychologists already in existence? I know that teachers call it a "Professional Learning Network" and share ideas, strategies, articles, etc. Does this already exist in this field? I'm really excited about joining up, if so!

Anonymous said...

Does a cognitive neuroscientist count? @j0ns1m0ns

Elizabeth said...

@intueri, with 312 followers, at!/intueri

Anonymous said...

@thelastpsych 1580followers

Andy said...

@almostandy Andy Fugard, cognitive scientist, 186 followers. Cheers :-)

Anonymous said...

@Therapeutic1 ... and me with a lowly 60 followers: Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Anonymous said...

...and me - @lorraine_hope Currently mainly re-tweeting Alain deBotton so currently no followers! But am a Reader in Applied Cognitive Psychology at University of Portsmouth with a particular interest in memory issues (eyewitness memory, interviewing, memory distortions and errors)... might start tweeting about it if anyone is interested!

Chris Brand said...

@cogphil - I'm a grad student with 27 followers. Very impressive list, thanks for putting it together!

Anonymous said...

Jay Watts is on twitter as @Shrink_at_Large (Clinical Psychologist, Lacanian and Therapist)

Helen Jones said...

I'm an NHS Clinical Psychologist and a Clinical Tutor at Staffordshire University - with very few tweets or followers! I can't imagine anyone would want to follow me, and I know very few colleagues who use Twitter! But if you think I make the list then I'm @Zeta08

Adrian Wale said...

Hi, I'm a cognitive scientist on Twitter. I'm @adrianwale and have 137 followers.

Marsha Lucas, PhD said...

I'd love to be included:

@DrMarsha (11,128 followers and counting!)

Marsha Lucas, PhD
Psychologist / Neuropsychologist

Anonymous said...

DPsych Candidate at RMIT University, Melbourne: @AndyPo13 (21 followers) and a newish blog

Dr. Janet Civitelli said...

I'm a counseling psychologist specializing in career/vocational development.

Janet Civitelli, Ph.D.

Anonymous said...

My name is Talya Grumberg (M.A. Clinical Psych.)
I'm a mental health counselor specializing in crisis intervention. Also a neuroscience enthusiast and blogger.


Unknown said...

Melanie Greenberg PhD @DrMelanieG Mindful Self-Expression Mill Valley, Marin County, CA
Cognitive-Behavioral, Mindful, Emotion-Focused
Compassionate, Informed, Current

Alison Price Chartered Occupational Psychologist said...

Alison Price, Chartered Occupational Psychologist




David Webb said...

David Webb. Psychology tutor, blog writer and website host.

Twitter: 1,759 followers @psych101

Also on Facebook:

(21,582 People Like This).

Anonymous said...

@Researchpsych -Health Psychology tweets , 246 followers

Thanks for making us aware of all of these psychologists on twitter- great idea! Has anyone made a twitter list out of these?

KrisB said...

If possible, I'd like to be included on this list. Kris Burns, Certified Counselor, soon-to-be grad student in an MSW program. 9+ years of clinical experience in a rural community mental health center.

KrisB said...

Kris Burns here again. Forgot to add my number of Twitter followers: 2,540

Unknown said...

I'm a psychologist in Canada. Find me at @bjhutch2

sjgknight said...

In answer to "has anyone made a list" - yes, at the very least, me:

Jui said...

I'm a developmental psychologist and I tweet about child development and parenting. Find me at @JuiBee

Unknown said...

I'm a social psychologist grad student @ravi_polipsych and would like to be included...thanks!

Unknown said...

I am a social Psychologist hilary_b currently with 382 followers

It seems that there are a lot of us out there and several different lists, maybe we need a twibe or something?

Karen Franklin, Ph.D. said...

I am a forensic psychologist with 200+ followers @kfranklinphd

Ciarán Mc Mahon said...

I'd like to be included too:

Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon, lecturer and researcher

John Houser, PhD said...

You've probably already opened the floodgates on yourself, but I would like to be included on the psych list as well (jhhouser). School psychologist here.

Simon said...

Thank you for this list! It is probably a good idea to keep it a list of psychologists who twitter in English, but if you'd like to you could add a link to this list of Swedish psychologists and psychology students.

Graham Jones said...

I'm on Twitter too...and I'm a psychologist (6,139 followers)


Rolf Marvin Bøe Lindgren said...

(Organizational) Psychologist, 1052 followers, @roffe, the occasional tweet in English, mainly Norwegian though

Dylan Lopich said...

Excellent list. Thanks very much for taking the time to compile it.

@dylanlopich - I am a clinical psychologist in private practice working in Cape Town (South Africa) with an interest in affective neuroscience. I have 40 followers.

Perceptual Control Theory Student Group said...

Tweets about news and events relating to Perceptual Control Theory

Neurobonkers said...


I write the blog:

I focus mainly on critiquing dressed up pseudo-psychology in mainstream media and reviweing querky papers. I'm new to twitter though.


Max Moonshine, Psychology Research student conducting research on EEG based Brain-computer-interfacing in Bristol

Jon Harvey said...

You are most welcome to follow me - OD adviser and incessant blogger (micro and otherwise) - ★★★ facilitating the conversations, ideas & questions to help build a more ambitious, creative and fair world ★★★


7,020 Tweets
1,603 Following
55 Listed

Jon Harvey said...

And I will follow back!

Anonymous said...

I'm still a newbie on Twitter but my listing is:
Romeo Vitelli
@rvitelli Toronto
I am a psychologist in private practice in Toronto and Hamilton. I am a Red Cross volunteer and enjoy travel, blogging, and learning new things.

Doreen Lewis said...

Would love it if any psychologist would sent a tweet to help me recruit volunteer participants for my national psychological study called, The Love Survey ( which is a study of intimacy, passion and commitment and for my PhD Dissertation at Capella University and future publishing of results. Here's a twitter message you can cut/paste: Are you in a romantic relationship? Research Volunteers Needed for Psychological Study. Survey online at


Doreen Lewis

Dr. Laura Compian Kauffman said...

I'm a child psychologist in private practice in the Bay Area. I specialize in work with kids and teens struggling with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. I typically tweet about child development, parenting, and education issues. Join me!

Dr. Laura Compian Kauffman

Anonymous said...

Chelsea Walsh
Chelsea Walsh
@ChelseaWalshMFT Long Beach, CA
I am a licensed Marriage & Family therapist with a practice in Long Beach. I believe that therapy brings change and healing.

Alex Jansen Birch said...

Great list! I'm an Occupational Psychologist based in London

@AlexJansenBirch - specialise in psychological well-being at work, personality, resilience.

Anonymous said...

Sean Nethercott as @sf_nethercott. Psychologist with broad interests. 161 followers.

Victoria Mason said...

I'm also on Twitter - @MasonVictoria
Senior Lecturer, University of Worcester

Anonymous said...

I'm also on Twitter - @valeschka2303
Lecturer, Research methods is psychology,
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil

Anonymous said...

Hi I'd like to be included, I'm a Chartered Psychologist @enormousyes

thanks Odette Beris

Steven said...

This is a great list - I'm going to share it at (where I am one of the moderators).

I also tweet @NeuralCorrelate and I have a psychology, business, and philosophy blog at The Emotion Machine.

I would like to be included in the list as a "psychology blogger," but it's okay if you don't think my credentials are good enough. I only have a BA in psych and I don't plan to go to graduate school.

Thanks for putting this together!

Brian MacDonald said...

This list is fantastic - I'm familiar with some, but not all of these psychologists.

My name is Brian MacDonald, and I'm a Canadian clinical psychologist who tweets at @familyanatomy. My parenting/relationship blog is at

Thanks again for creating this list - I have some new people to follow!

Erika said...

Wow, this is a great list! Wonder if it would be worthwhile to create a simple database to allow sorting/filtering (for field) as it grows. (Not volunteering--today, anyway).

I am another grad student (wannabe social psychologist). @ecsalomon, Erika Salomon

Philip said...

I have a master's degree in psychology. I blog, tweet and talk about positive psychology, sports psychology and I have a strong leaning towards cognitive neuroscience.
Follow me on: @SportSparks

Unknown said...

I've just updated the list. I've stopped adding grad students, sorry. Also, please can you give your full name - I've ignored those who don't. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Me too:
Matteo Cantamesse, phD

Scott Barry Kaufman said...

just got on twitter!


11 followers so far.

boo said...

I write under the name ThrDrBoo - I am a clinical psychologist and I predominately blog about perinatal psychology and child rearing. I currently have a lowly 19 followers.

Katie Newns said...

Sorry, should have added my full name - Kathryn Newns, Cinical Psychologist, blogging under the name TheDrBoo on twitter and at

Manon Eileen said...

Hi :D I'm a clinical psychologist and criminologist. I blog about psychological and neurological illnesses and philosophical topics in psychology.

I'm @manon_eileen at Twitter and my website is

This is a great list, thank you for sharing it!

Voula Grand said...

I am a business psychologist on twitter...
@voulagrand and

Angel said...

Dr. Katherine Nordal, executive director of professional practice at the American Psychological Association, is at @DrNordal. She has 300+ followers as of posting this comment.

And one of the Twitter feeds at the American Psychological Association keeps a list of APA members who are on Twitter. More members are added to the list as they are discovered.!/APAHelpCenter/apa-members

endless psych said...

Can I be cheeky and put myself forward?

Keir Liddle - Skeptic (organiser of the largest free skeptical festival in the UK Psychologist working in Nursing Midwivery and Applied Health professions research

@endless_psych on twitter

Dr. Daniel Amen said...


please add Dr. Daniel Amen!/AmenClncsNorCal

Dr. Daniel Amen said...

Hello! I am a Medical Historian for Dr. Amen.

please add Dr. Daniel Amen!/AmenClncsNorCal

Michael Newan said...

Michael Newman

- Psychologist at Sigmund Freud Psychology and Mental Health Research Center

- Psychology blog writer

- Researches in Clinical Psychology and Mass Psychology

Twitter: 2,500 followers @SigmundFreudPsy

Anonymous said...

@cgerden PhD student in work psychology - 153 follower

Dr. Janet Scarborough Civitelli said...

My updated info is:
1000+ followers

Anonymous said...

I'm Shirley Lockeridge @DrShirleyLock
I'm a clinical psychologist with 560 followers on twitter
Working in NHS and private practice.

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