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A Motivation to Pursue Dreams

Sheri Johnson | 1:27:10


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My name is, uh, Decart Lee and I'm pleased to, uh, share this U C S F Mini Medical School Series Science of the Mind. And I'm very pleased to be, uh, introducing our, uh, this evening speaker. Why are you all here today? That's a rhetorical question cuz uh, Dr. Johnson is gonna tell us about motivation and why we do what we do.

So we're gonna find out, actually, you're gonna find out why we're here. And, uh, Dr. Johnson is a professor of psychology and, uh, at the University of California Berkeley and a visiting professor at the University of. Uh, she's conducted research on psychosocial facets of bipolar disorder over the past 20 years, and she directs the Cal Mania program at uc, Berkeley.

She has edited and, uh, or co-authored six textbooks including, uh, emotion and Psychopathology in 2007 and, uh, the psychological treatment of bipolar disorder. She has published over 100 articles and chapters, and her findings have been published in several leading journals, such as The Journal of Abnormal Psychology and the American Journal of Psychiatry.

She is a fellow of the American Psychological Society and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and she has won the Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching in the Department of Psychology, university of Miami. She's an excellent speaker. I'm really happy to have her here with us today. Um, I've known her for a while myself.

She's been interested in the effects of trauma and positive emotions and psychopathology, and, uh, she's going to talk to us this evening about motivation and reward, the motivation to pursue dreams, hopes, and understanding the, uh, brains reward system. So please join me in welcoming Dr. Johnson.

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