Stony Brook University                             Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

THE BIOLOGY OF BEING HUMAN
Professor Paul M. Bingham / Professor Joanne Souza

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Professor Joanne Souza

Professor Souza earned her Masters of Science in Psychology from Walden University. She earned her BA in Psychology from Stony Brook University, Summa Cum Laude. She has a strong interest in evolutionary biology. She continues to pursue her interest in human behavior from both the social psychology and neuroscience perspectives. She has contributed to research in physiological psychology in the areas of stress and anxiety as well as research in the area of human evolution, behavior, and history.

One of the many assets Professor Souza brings to Stony Brook is a strong previous background in the business world in the area of communications and technology, among others. She has worked for both large and small companies but was originally trained by AT&T as an industry consultant in the areas of health and education.

For the past six years Professor Souza has held the position of Lecturer for BIO358. This course not only explores our evolutionary origins, our uniqueness as a species and our subsequent life history, but it also explores the origins and evolution of many of our social, political, economic, and reproductive behaviors. We feel that in order for us to fully understand our behaviors, we must first understand their evolutionary origins and subsequent development. Knowledge and understanding of ourselves and why we behave and feel as we do is the first step to making choices to possibly create a more humane, purposeful, and enjoyable future for ourselves and our descendants.

Professor Souza brings her academic, social, technological, and course development skills to BIO358, helping to continually develop and enhance student-to-student, student-to-faculty, and faculty-to-student discourse and interaction. We look forward to not only teaching you the content of BIO358, but also to discussing and exchanging ideas and interpretations with you for a more complete learning experience.

 


 

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