Dr. Sheri Johnson will describe biographical & experimental studies on mood disorders and creativity. Particularly clear evidence suggests that creativity, of many different forms, is high among family members of those with bipolar disorder and those with minor experiences of manic symptoms. Mechanisms and theories about this link will be described. Dr. Johnson is a Professor of Psychology at the UC Berkeley and Director of the Cal Mania (Calm) Program. She has conducted research on psychological facets of bipolar disorder over the past twenty years with funding from NARSAD, the National Institute of Health, and the National Science Foundation. She has published over 200 manuscripts, including in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Bulletin and the American Journal of Psychiatry. Some coauthored books include Bipolar Disorder for the Newly Diagnosed, Psychological Treatment of Bipolar Disorder and a best-selling textbook on abnormal psychology (Wiley). She is the president for the Society for Research in Psychopathology. Join us in the auditorium of Good Samaritan Hospital (in the basement of the main building) at 7:30 P.M. for an information meeting followed by the presentation from 8-9 P.M. including Q&A. NOTE: Good Samaritan Hospital is located at 2425 Samaritan Drive, San Jose.