About Joy

Joy Suzanne Grazer

Joy Suzanne Grazer

Former fashion model, turned scientist, turned artist, suffering to let go.

“Fascinated by people.  To understand why people behave and think the way they do.  What are the mechanisms and contexts that shape our perceptions and cultures?  How do the arts and creativity influence emotion, and how does emotion influence our health, happiness, and life satisfaction?”

An honours graduate in psychology from University of California Berkeley, has researched and written extensively on the relationship between compassion and affection, with a special interest in multi-ethnic and cultural dynamics, childhood and family development, and philosophy.  Has researched with, and written for, Greater Good Science Center, a magazine and non-profit research lab dedicated to the awareness and continued research on prosocial behaviours and emotions, like happiness, compassion, and altruism, helping everyday people apply science to their own lives.  After graduation, continued to assist in research at the university, working with the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab, studying genetic, physiological, and behavioural cues of love and affection.

“From the time I was a little girl, I was interested in science.  Our social and psychological environment became my playground.”

A self-taught cellist, trained classical guitarist, blood painter, and ballet dancer; home is New Orleans.

She enjoys art, sharp objects, and a good joke.


One Response to “About Joy”

  1. Stunning

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