Parenting Program Director, Greater Good Science Center
Dr. Maryam Abdullah, is the parenting program director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a developmental psychologist who writes articles for Greater Good and develops practical research-based activities for Greater Good in Action to support the social and emotional well-being of children, parents, and families. Maryam also supports organizations providing parenting education to help raise caring, courageous children and foster a compassionate society. Her research has explored parent-child relationships, the early development of children with autism spectrum disorder, and traditional psychosocial and canine-assisted interventions for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.