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Industry InfluencerBruce Hood

Developmental psychologist whose interests span supernatural beliefs and the illusion of self

Dr. Bruce Hood is a professor of developmental psychology at the University of Bristol. His research interests range from the origins of supernatural beliefs to the illusion of self. He's the author of several books on a variety of psychological phenomena, including bestseller The Self Illusion and his most recent Possessed: Why we want more than we need. He presented the 2011 Royal Institution Christmas lectures "Meet Your Brain" on the BBC and starred alongside academy award winner Jeff Bridges in his Living in the Future's Past eco-documentary film. Currently, he teaches the highly successful 'Science of Happiness' course, which has been proven to increase mental well-being.
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