Making Sense of People

August 21st, 2011

We often ask the question, "what makes us human?" What we're really asking, is what makes up the complexity of the human personality. Historically the best we've been able to do is understand it through art and literature. Today the advances of modern science and psychiatry have added a whole new dimension to understanding who and how we are.

At the forefront of this effort is Dr. Samuel Barondes, Director of the Center for Neurobiology and Psychiatry at USCSF. Trained in psychiatry and neuroscience at Columbia, Harvard and NIH, he is the author of Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality. My conversation with Dr. Samuel Barondes: