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Emiliana Simon-Thomas

Science Director, Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

About Me

Emiliana Simon-Thomas is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. A neuroscientist who earned her doctorate from UC Berkeley, her research has explored the neuro-biological roots of pro-social emotion and behavior, as well as the psychosocial benefits of emotional authenticity and connection. A gifted teacher, Simon-Thomas has presented on the science of happiness and compassion to the Dalai Lama and audiences worldwide. She is a co-instructor of the online "Science of Happiness" course on edX that has reached more than 500,000 students worldwide.

Courses and Programs taught by Emiliana Simon-Thomas

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The Science of Happiness at Work

Professional Certificate
3 courses