Shelley Carson, PhD
Dr. Shelley Carson is the author of Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life.
Shelley Carson received her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University in 2001, where she continues to conduct research, teach and advise undergraduates. Her research on creativity, psychopathology and resilience has been widely published in both national and international scientific journals, and her findings have been featured on the Discovery Channel, CNN, NPR, the BBC, and Radio Free Europe. In addition, Dr.Carson’s work has been noted in magazines that include Newsweek, Scientific American, and Psychology Today.
While winning multiple teaching awards at Harvard for her popular course, Creativity: Madmen, Geniuses, and Harvard Students, Dr. Carson also maintains an active speaking schedule outside of the classroom, talking to such groups as the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus, the National Council on Disability, the Massachusetts Manic Depressive and Depressive Association, and the One Day University lecture series.
Since 2006, she has also served as a senior consultant and subject matter expert for the Department-of-Defense project www.afterdeployment.org which provides innovative online mental health assistance to service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Carson also writes the popular Psychology Today blog “Life as Art.”
Visit Dr. Carson’s website at www.shelleycarson.com .