Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor of Education at the Rossier School of Education, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute, and a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program Faculty at the University of Southern California. Dr. Immordino-Yang is a neuroscientist and developmental psychologist who studies the neural, psychophysiological and psychological bases of social emotion, self-awareness and culture and their implications for children’s development and successful learning in school.
Today, children are living in an age marked by unprecedented access to entertainment and educational technology. One branch of Dr. Immordino-Yang's research focuses on how this shapes children's social and intellectual development. She applies her research on the neurobiology of social emotion processing to assisting educators and parents in supporting children's healthy development and meaningful learning. Dr. Immordino-Yang was the content director for the Annenberg Learner Foundation’s free online course for teachers, Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections, www.learner.org/courses/neuroscience. She has published over thirty scholarly works and is the associate editor for North America for the journal Mind, Brain, and Education. She is the inaugural recipient of the Award for Transforming Education through Neuroscience, and has won numerous other awards, including the National Academy of Science’s Cozzarelli Prize, a commendation from the County of Los Angeles, the Association of Psychological Science's "Rising Star" award, and a U.S. ARMY "Honor Coin".
Louis Cozolino is a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University and a therapist in private practice in Los Angeles. In addition to his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, he has degrees in philosophy and theology. Currently, Dr. Cozolino is making some of the complex concepts in modern neuroscience understandable for teachers, parents, therapists, and other health professionals by applying them to successful learning. He is the author of five books The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, The Social Neuroscience of Education, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, The Healthy Aging Brain and The Making of a Therapist. He has also authored and co-authored research articles and book chapters on child abuse, schizophrenia, language and cognition including the chapter on Sensation, Perception and Cognition for the current edition of The Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry.
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