Start: 7:00 pm
Author Susan M. Schneider will talk about her new book, The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World. Actions have consequences - and the ability to learn from them revolutionized life on earth. While it's easy to see that consequences are important, few have heard there's a science of consequences, with principles that affect us every day and applications everywhere - at home, at work, and at school, and that's just for starters. Despite their variety, consequences appear to follow a common set of scientific principles and share some similar effects in the brain (think "pleasure centers"). In The Science of Consequences, Schneider, an internationally recognized biopsychologist, brings together research from many scientific fields to tell the story of how something that seems so simple can help make sense of so much. Susan M. Schneider, Ph.D. is a scientific generalist with a broad perspective. A biopsychologist, she obtained her graduate education from Brown University (mechanical engineering) and the University of Kansas, and her multifaceted career includes a stint in the Peace Corps. She taught the science of consequences to Ph.D. students at Auburn University, and at Florida International University, she was the Associate Director of the Developmental Psychobiology laboratory. She has published numerous research and theoretical articles and book chapters, including pioneering studies on generalization and choice. She began the extensive research for the book in 2001 and it is now a selection of the Scientific American Book Club. Schneider is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of the Pacific.
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