The Department of Psychology Colloquium Series: 2016-2017
Mechanisms of Socioemotional and Cognitive Development Through Adolescence.
Dr. Leah Sommerville, Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Dr. Somerville is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, faculty in the Center for Brain Science and faculty of the MGH Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior. Leah's primary line of research integrates psychological and neuroscientific approaches to inform how the way in which the brain develops through adolescence shapes psychological changes in cognitive, motivational, social, and emotional behavior. More broadly, her work is aimed at informing the mechanisms underlying unique features of adolescent emotions, decision-making, and risk for mental illness. When Leah was a teenager, she worked at a diner and went to an absurd number of rock concerts.
(bio borrowed from: http://andl.wjh.harvard.edu/people)