Dr. Ali Mattu is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety and body-focused repetitive behaviors (trichotillomania/hair-pulling disorder and excoriation/skin-picking disorder).
He aspires to bring psychology to everyone, everywhere by hosting THE PSYCH SHOW, writing about the psychology of science fiction at Brain Knows Better, presenting to the public, and advocating for the brain and behavior sciences through the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Mattu is an assistant professor at the Columbia University Medical Center. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles where he majored in psychology and minored in Asian American studies. Dr. Mattu received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He completed a doctoral internship at the Bellevue Hospital Center and a post-doctoral fellowship at the NYU Langone Medical Center's Child Study Center.
- CBS News 48 Hours: Shadow of Death
- MTV: Teen Mom
- Forbes: Should I Quit the Internet?
- Mashable: ‘Dangerous logic’: The psychology behind bias and Islamophobia in America
- NPR/WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show: What's 'TMI' About Mental Illness
- New York Post: Why ‘Jaws’ terrifies even phobia experts
- Comics Alliance: Stories of Suicide: Myths, Risks, and Help-Seeking in the Creative Community
- Vice News: Why Do Statues of Humans Terrify Me? An Investigation
- The Daily Beast: Is J.J. Abrams Lost in Space?
- Huffington Post: What Makes A Phobia Different From Fear
- Smithsonian: How Close Are We to Creating a Real-Life Chappie?
- Lifehacker: The Sunday Blues Are All in Your Head
- Democracy Now: World’s Largest Psychologists Group Bans Role in National Security Interrogations
- HuffPost Live: When Hair Pulling Is More Than Just Habit
- The Mighty: The Article I Wish I’d Found When I Googled ‘Thinking About Suicide’
- APA Monitor: Give Psychology Away
- The Sydney Morning Herald: When Grooming Becomes Pathological
- The psychology of Star Trek’s relentless optimism about the future
- The Psychology of Star Wars: The Force Awakens — Could a Stormtrooper Become a Hero?
- Killing Someone Doesn't Make You Crazy in The Walking Dead's Zombie Apocalypse
- Black Mirror Reflects the Psychology of 21st Century Technology
- How a Walkman Makes Guardians of the Galaxy an Awesome Psychological Experience
- Superman's Greatest Power is Empathy