Martha Stout, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and award-winning author, whose books have been acclaimed in the United States and translated for audiences throughout the world. Her work has startled the audiences of National Public Radio, NBC, CNN, Larry King Live, and Good Morning America, and the readers of publications ranging from the Boston Globe to the Oprah Magazine. The year after it was published, Dr. Stout's best-selling book The Sociopath Next Door won the Books for a Better Life Award, in recognition of the many lives she has touched through her work on the psychological nature of conscience and the crucial nature of conscience in human life.
Dr. Stout served on the clinical faculty of the Harvard Medical School for more than twenty-five years, through the McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and has taught on the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and the psychology faculty of Wellesley College.
Dr. Stout lives with her family on Cape Ann, in Massachusetts.