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Nancy Etcoff, PhD

Dr. Nancy Etcoff is a faculty member of the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard University Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative where she teaches a seminar on “The Science of Happiness.” She is also a practicing psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry where she is the director of the Program in Aesthetics and Well Being. Her research interests include the perception of beauty, emotion, well-being and the brain.

Dr. Etcoff earned her PhD from Boston University. She was awarded a Sloan postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT.