TEDxEroilor – Alina Rusu – “Inteligenţa evoluţionistă a reproducerii şi formării cuplurilor”

TEDxEroilor - Alina Rusu -

Alina S. Rusu (biologist and psychologist) has received her PhD title in Ethology (the study of Animal Behaviour) in 2004, at University of Zürich, Switzerland. After a training course in Animal Assisted Therapy and Activities (Delta Society and University of Northern-Texas, USA), Alina Rusu has initiated for the first time in Romania a post-graduate course in Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy, with applicability at level of increasing the quality of life in humans and animals. Currently, Alina Rusu is Associate Professor at Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education (Babeș-Bolyai University). In terms of profession, she combines ideas and models from animal life with knowledge about human emotions and behavior, through interdisciplinary courses, such as Animal Psychology, Psychobiology of Sexuality and Evolutionary Psychology. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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UCLA’s 2012 Charles E. Young Humanitarian Awards goes to three outstanding UCLA students. Kendra Knudsen, 22, of Pleasanton, Calif., a psychobiology major who will graduate in winter 2013, developed the Creative Minds Project at Step Up on Second, a nonprofit organization in Santa Monica that serves people with mental illness. The project utilizes creative art therapies to foster change and progress toward recovery, stability and reintegration into society. In particular, Knudsen is an art teacher and coordinator of “Julie’s Room,” Step Up on Second’s art studio, where she is bringing together UCLA undergraduate and graduate students to facilitate creative art therapy groups. “Kendra’s attentive listening skills, sensitivity and thoughtfulness are a great help to our members,” Aaron Criswell, director of supportive services for Step Up on Second, said in recommending Knudsen for the award. “Many of our members are not only fighting the stigma of mental illness but homelessness as well. Kendra’s sincere acceptance of the members and her promotion of dignity and compassion make ‘Julie’s Room’ a popular haven.” Knudsen plans to pursue a doctorate in clinical neuropsychology to investigate how creative thinking may yield health benefits for both mentally ill and healthy individuals. She will use the humanitarian award to buy art supplies for “Julie’s Room” to help implement the visual art therapy component of the Creative Minds Project. Source: newsroom.ucla.edu
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4 Comments so far »

  1. bluetedddy said,

    Wrote on July 3, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    de ce nu?

  2. EonsOfReflection said,

    Wrote on July 3, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    DE CE comic sans ?!?!?!

  3. alabalababyblue said,

    Wrote on July 3, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    o puteti gasi in facultatea de Psihologie si Stiinte ale Educatiei UBB:)

  4. foxitza said,

    Wrote on July 3, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    o profesoara minunata si o profesionista desavarsita:D

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