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Reconnecting in a Disconnected Time
May 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDTFree
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As a result of the COVD-19 pandemic, we all suddenly find ourselves “living untethered,” disconnected from the normal events, people, and routines of our daily lives – including our work, friends and family, leisure, church, etc. Uncertainty and fear have driven anxiety levels sky high, as all of our “anchoring points” have been pulled up, and we become unsure when – or even if- we will reconnect again. Digital Sociologist and Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Julie Albright and Psychologist Dr. Laura Baker of USC Psychology will be discussing ways to reconnect–with both ourselves and others– in these disconnected times. They will include some of the latest research coming out around the neuropsychology and other science behind meditation, mindfulness, and yoga. A Q & A will follow their remarks.
Dr. Julie Albright is a Sociologist specializing in digital culture and communications; She has a Masters Degree in Social and Systemic Studies from Nova SouthEastern University and a Dual Doctorate in Sociology and Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. Dr. Albright is currently a Lecturer in the departments of Applied Psychology and Engineering at USC, where She teaches master’s level courses on the Psychology of Interactive Technologies and Sustainable Infrastructure.
Dr. Laura Baker is a faculty member in the Psychology Department at the University of Southern California. She teaches courses in Behavioral Genetics, Multivariate Statistics, Human Sexuality and Contemplative Neuroscience. She is also a Faculty in Residence in Cowlings & Ilium Residential colleges, where she lives and offers programs to enrich the lives of USC undergraduates living on campus. She is also a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT), and teach Iyengar Yoga classes at USC at the Intro I and II levels.