Valdosta Daily Times

October 9, 2013

Valdosta library hosts scientist-author tonight

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Dr. Susan Schneider, a biopsychologist and visiting scholar at the University of the Pacific, is planning to give lecture on her book, “The Science of Consequences,” which covers more than 25 years of research on nature-nurture relations, at 6:30 p.m. today, Valdosta-Lowndes County Library, Woodrow Wilson Drive.

Subtitled “How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World,” the delves into the science of consequences.

Synopsis: “Actions have consequences — and being able to learn from them revolutionized life on earth. It comes in quite handy for everyday life too.

“Some consequences get learned the hard way, while others are taught, or come naturally. While it’s easy enough to see that consequences are important, few have heard there’s a science of consequences, with principles that affect us every day and applications everywhere.

“Ten years in the making, ‘The Science of Consequences’ tells a tale ranging from genetics to neurotransmitters, from emotion to language, from parenting to politics. Taking an inclusive ‘systems’ approach, Schneider draws together research lines from many scientific fields to tell a tale that’s epic in scope.”

The book is a selection of the Scientific American Book Club and has been discussed on National Public Radio.

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