Social Neuroscience

Scientists See Beyond Nature and Nurture

Psychology is, at its heart, an interdisciplinary science. Understanding certain phenomena often requires integrating biological, social, and behavioral constructs. The “Biological Beings in Social Context” symposium at the 24th APS Annual Convention was a chance to highlight research that crosses the boundaries between the biological and social arenas. Joan Y. More

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

University of Southern California – Brain and Creativity Institute and the Rossier School of Education www-bcf.usc.edu/~immordin/ What does your research focus on? I use an interdisciplinary approach that combines affective and social neuroscience, human development psychology, and educational psychology. My research has two branches: One focuses on the development of More

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Understanding Others

In order to effectively communicate with another person, we need to know something about his or her mental state: how they are feeling, what they are thinking, and what motivates them. Jason Mitchell is using brain imaging techniques to study how we function socially, an example of the growing field More