Pamela Paresky is a visiting Senior Research Associate at IFK where she will be conducting research relating to her Spring 2020 course at IFK, "Habits of a Free Mind: Psychology for Democracy." She is the Director of the Aspen Institute Center for Child Development, and serves a diverse clientele through her consulting practice, Multigenerational Consulting Services, LLC. She is also a Senior Scholar at the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI.) In addition to her frequent contributions to Psychology Today, her work has been published in outlets as different in perspective as The Guardian, Quillette, Brookings, The American Mind, and The New York Times (among others). Paresky is also the creator of A Year of Kindness, a research-based guided journal that encourages people to record daily acts of kindness and thoughts of gratitude.