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Matthew Nock, PhD

Matthew Nock, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

Dr. Nock’s research is aimed at advancing the understanding of why people behave in ways that are harmful to themselves, with an emphasis on suicide and other forms of self-harm. Nock’s work has been recognized through the receipt of four early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the American Association of Suicidology; in 2011, he was named a MacArthur Fellow.

In addition to conducting research, Dr. Nock has been a consultant and scientific advisor to the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Survey Initiative, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychiatric Association DSM-5 Childhood and Adolescent Disorder Work Group. 

In 2017, he was named the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard.

Dr. Nock received his PhD in psychology from Yale University and completed his clinical internship at Bellevue Hospital and the New York University Child Study Center.