Dan Hurley is an American author and science journalist known for his work on psychology, neuroscience, and education topics. He was born in New York City on August 26, 1964, and grew up in New Jersey.


Dan Hurley received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in 1986 and a master’s in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1990.


Hurley began his career as a freelance journalist, writing for various publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He also wrote for magazines such as Psychology Today and Discover.

In 2012, Hurley published his first book, “Diagnosis: Schizophrenia.” The book chronicles the experiences of people living with schizophrenia and examines the history of the disorder and the current state of research into its causes and treatments.

In 2014, Hurley published “Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power.” The book explores the latest research into how people can improve their cognitive abilities and features interviews with leading researchers.

In 2016, Hurley published “Heroic Leadership: An Influence Taxonomy of 100 Exceptional Individuals.” The book profiles 100 individuals who have significantly impacted the world and examines the traits and behaviors that have made them successful leaders.

In 2020, Hurley published “Dan Hurley’s New York: The Essential Guide to the Empire State.” The book is a travel guide that highlights some of the best places to visit in New York State, from museums and art galleries to hiking trails and vineyards.

Personal Life

Dan Hurley currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.


Dan Hurley’s career as a science journalist and author has focused on exploring the latest research into psychology, neuroscience, and education. His books have examined topics ranging from schizophrenia to cognitive enhancement to leadership, and his writing has appeared in some of the world’s most prestigious publications.

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