Joel Weinberger, Ph.D. is a clinical, personality, and motivation psychologist and Professor at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University. Prior to that Dr. Weinberger competed Postdoctoral training in human motivation at Harvard University. Dr. Weinberger is author or co-author of over 70 published articles and chapters. He has co-edited books on personality change an on the art and science of psychotherapy. His political and business commentaries appear in the Huffington Post. Dr. Weinberger is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He received the Ulf Kragh Award (University of Lundh, Sweden) for his work on unconscious processes. His work on unconscious processes has also resulted in consulting work for the Pentagon. Dr. Weinberger is also a practicing clinical psychologist.
Drew Westen, Ph.D. is a clinical, personality, and political psychologist, and Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. He has formerly taught at the University of Michigan, Harvard Medical School, and Boston University. Dr. Westen is the author of three books and over 150 scientific articles. He frequently comments on political and psychological issues on radio, television, and in print, including appearances on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, American Morning, Hardball, Anderson Cooper 360, the CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, PBS, NPR, and BBC and CBC radio and television. He has advised a range of candidates and organizations, from presidential and congressional campaignes to nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Westen’s best-selling book, The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation, was widely credited with influencing the outcome of the 2008 elections, and it didn’t take long before the CMOs and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies who read the book recognized that the same brain that is the source of our political passions is also the source of our consuming passions.