A clinical psychologist in private practice and bestselling author, Dr. Stout served as a Psychology Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School for twenty-six years (1978-2004). During her time at Harvard Dr. Stout also worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, Psychiatry Consolidated and McLean Hospital. In addition to her time at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Stout has taught at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Wellesley College, The New School for Social Research, and the National Institute of Mental Health. Her previous book, The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless versus the Rest of Us (Random House, 2005) was a National Bestseller and won a Books for a Better Life Award in February of 2006. She currently lives and works in Massachusetts.