Energizing teachers, teams, and leaders with the science of emotion.

I greatly enjoy sharing insights from psychological science and neuroscience with a public audience, and working with colleges and universities, businesses, and other groups to maximize their success using empirically-based strategies.

I have worked with colleges and universities big and small to deliver keynote addresses, workshops, and institutes for their teachers. For more on my speaking and workshops directly related to higher education, read about my book The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion and related speaking engagements here or contact me at sarahDOTroseDOTcavanaghATgmail.com.

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I also have worked one-on-one with several businesses and groups, sharing what psychological science has to say about the power of goal-setting, self-control, and amplifying intrinsic motivation. Screen Shot 2014-01-05 at 6.05.39 AMFor instance, I worked with the Bose Corporation on how emotion science could inform a new product they were developing, the Psychiatry Department at Mount Auburn hospital on how goal-setting science could help their patients engage in better health compliance, and the Boston-area thinktank Subforum about team dynamics.

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Currently I blog on affective neuroscience for Psychology Today. From 2010-2011 I wrote a blog for Whole Living magazine on the topics of motivation and positive psychology. Related to this work, I appeared on the Martha Stewart television show to speak about healthy living and on Whole Living’s SiScreen Shot 2014-01-05 at 6.21.08 AMrius show to speak about the scientific study of procrastination. I have also appeared on New England Cable News, discussing the science of romantic love, and on Higher Education Today to discuss a variety of neuroscience topics.

If you are interested in hearing more about how I could help your business or group use psychological science, please contact me at sarahDOT roseDOTcavanaghATgmail.com.

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