Matthew Tyler Giobbi, Ph.D., is a theoretical psychologist, author, & musician. Matthew takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on neuroscience, philosophy, & humanities-based & Eastern psychology. Matthew is based in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania & Newark, New Jersey.

Matthew's education is in philosophy, art, critical theory, psychology, and music. He earned a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies from the EGS in Switzerland, a master's degree in psychology at The New School for Social Research, in New York City, and professional studies in music at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium. He held undergraduate studies in music and psychology at The Mannes College of Music and East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. Matthew's main intellectual influences have been: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, William James, Arthur Schopenhauer, Erich Fromm, Maria Montessori, Chogyam Trungpa, Alan Watts, & Martin Heidegger. Matthew has been a faculty member of the psychology department at Rutgers University at Newark since 2006.

Matthew's intellectual mentors include Nicholas Humphrey (theoretical psychology), Bernard Weitzman (Buddhist psychology), Helene Cixous (writing & thought), and Wolfgang Schirmacher (Critical Theory & Continental philosophy).

At nine years of age, Matthew heard the song Think of Laura by guitarist and composer Christopher Cross. He was so moved by the lyrics and music that he decided to learn how to write music, with the goal of creating music that had the power to move emotions. Matthew began studying guitar, then moved on to piano and classical trombone. Matthew was a trombonist in the Lima Philharmonic in Peru in 1996. In the 1990s he toured with orchestras performing in China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Europe. In 1998 he released an album of original songs entitled, Collected Songs. His music was played on local radio stations in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, and he performed at many festivals and concert venues during that period. His primary teachers were Paul Schocker (piano & composition), Per Brevig (trombonist, Metropolitan Opera) and Ivan Meylemans (trombonist, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra). In his youth, Matthew was principal trombonist of Carnegie Hall's New York Youth Symphony, and performed in six Carnegie Hall concerts. Matthew enjoys composing, teaching beginner music students, and exploring improvisational music.

Matthew has written four books: A Postcogditive Negation (2010), An "A" Effort: The College Student's Guide to Success (2012),  Media Psychology (2014), & Inner Harmony: Personal Exploration at the Piano (2016). Matthew is an author with Atropos Press.