Guest Lecture by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D
The Research Unit of Personality & Educational Psychology welcomes
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D
University of Southern California, USA
Topic: Embodied brains, social minds, cultural meaning: Insights for education from neuroscientific research on social emotion and self
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015, 6pm - 8 pm
Leopoldstr. 13, Raum 1305
Abstract: Social emotions like admiration and compassion shape how we think and act, who we become, and how we experience our own lives. Studies of these emotions’ neurobiological underpinnings also reveal important insights about the nature of deep learning and how social experience shapes intellectual development. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang will present her research on the neurobiology and psychology of emotional feelings, including their deep visceral roots in the feeling and regulation of the body and consciousness, their propensity to heighten one’s own subjective sense of self-awareness and purpose, and their connections to memory, cultural learning and the development of interests and expertise. Her studies underscore the fundamental interdependence of emotion and cognition, and the necessity of understanding students’ humanity to optimally support their academic excellence.