Thomas Joiner went to college at Princeton and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is The Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University (FSU). Dr Joiner's work is on the psychology, neurobiology, and treatment of suicidal behavior and related conditions. Author of over 750 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Joiner is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior. Dr. Joiner has authored or edited over 18 books, including Why People Die by Suicide, Myths About Suicide, and Mindlessness: The Corruption of Mindfulness in a Culture of Narcissism. In connection with his publications, Dr. Joiner has made numerous media appearances, including the Dr. Phil show twice. Dr. Joiner as also been the recipient of many awards, recently, the 2020 James McKeen Cattell Award for lifetime contributions to the area of applied psychological research. Dr. Joiner is also a consultant to NASA's Human Research Program and the Director of a Military Suicide Research Consortium. He runs a part-time clinical and consulting practice specializing in, among other topics, suicidal behavior, including legal consultation on suits involving death by suicide.