Martha J. Farah, PhD Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society Walter H. Annenberg Professor in Natural Sciences University of Pennsylvania
Topic: Childhood Poverty and Brain Development: From Science to Policy
Abstract: Childhood socioeconomic status (SES) predicts many important life outcomes, from physical health to academic achievement. Why is childhood SES so influential? The answer in part involves the effects of SES on brain development. In this...
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Woodrow Wilson School
Topic:Changing social norms and behavior
How can we change social norms, the standards describing typical or desirable behavior? Because individuals’ perceptions of norms guide their personal behavior, influencing these perceptions is one way to create social change. And yet...