Hello, I am Dr. Vera Ludwig. Welcome to my page!

I am a psychologist and neuroscientist specialized in interventions to improve social connection, intrinsically motivated goal-pursuit, and mental well-being. I am also an expert in the field of positive sexuality, which includes the scientific question as to how well-being and sexuality relate.

I base my work on both science (biological psychology, neuroscience, positive psychology) and methods from Eastern wisdom traditions (e.g., meditation) and coaching.

I am currently working as a Senior Research Investigator at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and for the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative (“building better business through brain science”). I am also affiliated with the Positive Psychology Center.

Besides doing research, I offer scientific consulting, talks, and workshops.

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