Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD

Secrets to a Happy Brain

Dr . Breuning is Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay. As a teacher and a mom, she was not convinced by prevailing theories of human motivation. Then she learned about the brain chemistry of animals, and everything made sense. She knew this information could help people, so she set about creating resources.

Before teaching, Dr. Breuning was a United Nations Volunteer in Africa, where she learned about the mammalian custom of bribery. Now she volunteers as a Docent at the Oakland Zoo, where she gives family-friendly tours on the social behavior of mammals. Dr, Breuning is a graduate of Cornell and Tufts, and the proud mother of tax-paying adults. And every day she appreciates the similarity between the field notes of a primatologist and the lyrics to a love song. Dr. Breuning is the author of “Secrets to a Happy Brain.”

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