ESP Biography



PREETHI RAVI, Cornell junior studying Human Biology




Major: HBHS/DNS

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2019

Picture of Preethi Ravi

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi there! My name is Preethi and I am a senior at Cornell from Saratoga, California majoring in Human Biology, Health, and Society and minoring in Human Development. I am interested in nutrition, mental health, and community outreach, and on campus, I work in the O'Brien Lab studying mineral dynamics in maternal and fetal populations, serve as a Human Ecology Ambassador and as a biochemistry teaching assistant. I also love to read, cook, volunteer, listen to music and play boggle!



Past Classes

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The Psychology of Empathy in Splash Fall 2018
Let's say your friend is in a predicament. What's the difference between telling them that their situation sucks and that you understand what they are going through? Empathy, of course! Empathy is the experience of putting yourself in a specific mindset such that you are able to understand what someone else is going through from their perspective. It is an integral part of strengthening relationships, and is important to prosocial behavior in humans. In this class, we will discuss empathy and how it manifests across different cultures, in addition to exploring research related to its biological basis and its varied psychological and sociological implications. Hopefully we can understand how truly important it is to be empathetic to those around you along the way!


The Psychology of Empathy in Splash Spring 18
Let's say your friend is in a predicament. What's the difference between telling them that their situation sucks and that you understand what they are going through? Empathy, of course! Empathy is the experience of putting yourself in a specific mindset such that you are able to understand what someone else is going through from their perspective. It is an integral part of strengthening relationships, and is important to prosocial behavior in humans. In this class, we will discuss empathy and how it manifests across different cultures, in addition to exploring research related to its biological basis and its varied psychological and sociological implications. Hopefully we can understand how truly important it is to be empathetic to those around you along the way!