The On Being Project

Faith Kearns
Faith Kearns

is a scientist and communicator with the California Institute for Water Resources of the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She has worked on topics ranging from urban stream ecology to wildfires to citizen science and in non-profit, government, and academic organizations. She has undying interests in depth psychology, contemplation, and the role of emotion in science practice.

The Stepping Stones of Integrating Emotions into Practicing Science

The intellectual rigor of scientists’ training often fails to prepare them for the human emotions that accompany the work. And there are consequences for that objectivity. Faith Kearns is a young scientist who makes a compelling argument for integrating the emotional lives of scientists with their vocation.

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The Stepping Stones of Integrating Emotions into Practicing Science