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Ali Mattu
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Attended The Catholic University of America
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Coming to #WonderCon? Be sure to check out the Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars panel! http://sched.co/1hAHKXn
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How Jaws changed Hollywood (and gave me a phobia), the business of blockbusters, a preview of coolest movies of 2014, Steven Spielberg versus Michael Bay, and our top 5 summer films on the new Super Fantastic Nerd Hour!
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On the new Super Fantastic Nerd Hour podcast, we dive into all things COSMOS, debate Carl Sagan VS Neil deGrasse Tyson, and share our top 5 science documentaries. Special guest, photographer and space geek +Bill Wadman.
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Remember last Sunday's controversial episode of The Walking Dead? Here's everything you need to know about the psychology behind that shocking event.
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West coast: Perfect weather every day, rarely go out and play. 

East coast: Nice weather comes our way, we stay out all day.
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Coming to #WonderCon  next week? Check out the Psychology of Star Trek VS. Star Wars panel! Details here: http://brainknowsbetter.com/news/2014/3/11/the-psychology-of-star-trek-vs-star-wars-episode-iii-live-at-wondercon-2014.
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+Ali Mattu Clearly you have not read the posting rules in this G+ community. If you wish to self promote a project, it must be approved through the proper channels first. It's also a common courtesy introduce yourself to either the owner of the community and/or the moderators. We work very hard to build an actual community here, an interaction is very important to us.  
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Today, in 49 years, Star Trek's utopian future begins. Here's the psychology of how we can make it so!
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This is the story about a nostalgic Star Trek fan-production that raises awareness about human trafficking, dives into the psychology of trauma, and stumbles into the 1990s memory wars.
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Clinical Psychologist, Psychology Teacher, Trichotillomania Researcher, Anxiety Disorders Therapist
Skills
Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Anxiety Disorders, Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder), Psychology of Science Fiction
Employment
  • Columbia University
    Clinical Psychologist, 2013 - present
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
    Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2012 - 2013
  • NYU - Bellevue Hospital
    Psychology Intern, 2011 - 2012
  • The Columbia University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders
    Psychology Extern, 2010 - 2011
  • Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington
    Psychology Extern, 2009 - 2010
  • Georgetown University
    Psychology Extern, 2008 - 2009
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New York
Previously
California - Washington, DC
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The Science Fiction Psychologist , Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Cohost of the Super Fantastic Nerd Hour.
Introduction

studied psychology at UCLA and received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.. I was an intern at New York City's Bellevue Hospital Center and a post-doctoral fellow at the NYU Langone Medical Center Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I'm currently a clinical psychologist at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders.

Clinically, I treat anxiety, depression, and body-focused repetitive behaviors (trichotillomania/hair-pulling disorder and excoriation/skin-picking). Most recently I’ve focused my research on understanding how hair-pulling changes with age.

I am an award-winning teacher and regularly teach introductory psychology, cognitive-behavior therapy, and provide supervision in psychotherapy.

I currently serve on the American Psychological Association's Policy and Planning Board. I have previously served as the Chair of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, was a member of the American Psychological Association Board of Directors, served as consultant to the President of the New York State Psychological Association, and was appointed to two Society for the Teaching of Psychology Presidential Task Forces.

I write about the psychology of science fiction at Brain Knows Better and cohost the Super Fantastic Nerd Hour podcast. I love to ride my bike and I'm a connoisseur of tea.

Education
  • The Catholic University of America
    Clinical Psychology, 2005 - 2012
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Psychology, 2005
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