Very few people know it, but I have an unfinished Master’s level counseling psychology degree. As many of my blog’s readers (and marketers, in general), I too am greatly fascinated by everything connected with how our mind works and how brain influences what we do, and how we do it. Since it’s Friday again, I’d like to bring you a #FollowFriday type Twitter list, and focus on some of the greatest persuasion and psychology folks today.
Here is my list (sorted by the number of followers each of them has at the time of this post):
1. Daniel Pink – @danielpink – Author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, and Free Agent Nation.
2. Malcolm Gladwell – @malcgladwell – Canadian staff writer for New Yorker Magazine, author of such bestsellers as The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures.
3. Dan Ariely – @danariely – Professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, author of The Upside of Irrationality and Predictably Irrational.
4. Terry O’Reilly – @ageofpersuasion – Director of Pirate Radio & Television, host of the award-winning CBC Radio One/Sirius Satellite radio show, “The Age of Persuasion”, co-author of The Age of Persuasion.
5. RobertCialdini – @robertcialdini – Author of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion and Influence: Science and Practice, Co-author of Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive and Social Psychology: Goals in Interaction.
BONUS: Paul Ekman — @paulekman — One of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, author of Face of Man, Telling Lies, Why Kids Lie, Emotions Revealed, editor of the third and fourth editions (1998 and 2009) of Charles Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.
If I have left out someone who must be mentioned here, please post their info and/or Twitter name below.