Karen welcomes the esteemed Dr. Edward Tronick of the University of Massachusetts - Boston, conductor of the famed Still Face Experiment, to the show for part one of their two part conversation about his new book, The Power of Discord: Why the Ups and Downs of Relationships Are the Secret to Building Intimacy, Resilience, and Trust. Part two of the conversation will come out on November 24th. On December 1st and 8th, Karen will have a two-part conversation with Dr. Tronick's co-author on the Power of Discord, Dr. Claudia Gold.
Ed Tronick is a developmental and clinical psychologist. Professor Tronick is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is director of the Child Development Unit, a research associate in Newborn Medicine, a lecturer at Harvard Medical School, an associate professor at both the Graduate School of Education and the School of Public Health at Harvard. With Kristie Brandt, Dorothy Richardson, Marilyn Davillier he has created an Infant-Parent Mental Health Post Graduate Certificate Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He has developed the Newborn Behavioral Assessment Scale and the Touchpoints Project with T.B. Brazelton. He developed the Still-face paradigm.