Dario Nardi - Self-Aware Student Contributing Author

Dario Nardi

Dario Nardi

Dario Nardi, Ph.D. is a world renowned author, speaker, and expert in the fields of neuroscience and personality.

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Publications:

Dario is founder and director of Radiance House, (www.RadianceHouse.com) a media and books publishing company, from 2007 to the present. 

Radiance House publishes high-quality workbooks, books, foldouts, reference cards, software and related materials in three subject areas: personality/organizational psychology, systems thinking, and fantasy gaming.  Many book titles appear at www.Amazon.com or in affiliate online stores.

Clients span the globe and include brand name and governmental organizations that leverage the benefits of personality for understanding, teamwork, and leadership.  Dario gained Myers-Briggs personality certification in 1994 under the instruction of Dr. Linda Berens and has been intimately involved in product development and research of personality-based tools ever since.

He is the author or coauthor of numerous books on personality, including "Neuroscience of Personality," "8 Keys to Self-Leadership," "Multiple Intelligences and Personality Type," "Character and Personality Type," "An Introduction to the Personality Type Code," "Quick Guide to 16 Personality Types in Organizations," and "16 Personality Types: Descriptions for Self-Discovery."  These titles appear on Amazon and at www.RadianceHouse.com.  Moreover, he created the Interstrength Cognitive Assessment, which profiles a person's use of the 8 Jungian mental functions; the NPI at CareerPlanner, which offers 3 personality type options after an interactive experience with several personality models; and finally, the NeuroPQ, which profiles a person's use of various cognitive skills by brain region.

Dario has also authored self-help software tools, including "Personality Types" and "Love Therapy" for the Apple iPhone / iPad. For details, visit www.PersonalityApps.com and www.LoveTherapyApps.com.

Dario also works with MatrixInsights to bring organizations and consultants an online leadership dashboard that includes video-based assessment, training, and team-building.  For details, see www.MatrixInsights.com.

In 2009, Dario acted as the conference chair for the International Association of Psychological Type's biennial conference in Dallas, Texas.  He regularly acts as a keynote speaker, and webinar and workshop presenter for regional, national and international organizations such as Google Inc., Providence Tarzana Medical Center, CPP-Asia Pacific, Attentional Ltd., and Danish Center for Leadership, among others.  In September 2014, Dario presented along with Roger Hamilton and other entrepreneurial luminaries at The Global Trust Conference.

Dario takes a systems approach to personality.  This includes the use of multiple complementary models to triangulate a person's best-fit personality type.  By "type," he means a sustainable pattern of activity, or in mathematical terms, a strange attractor within a living dynamic system (after all, persons as implemented as dynamic systems, not as statistical ones).

Finally, in partnership with his mom, Laura Power, MS, PhD, LDN, Dario helps present the results of her extensive research on body types, food allergies, and other body- and health-related issues.  See www.BioType.net for details.

Vision:

Dario Nardi, Ph.D. is a world renowned author, speaker, and expert in the fields of neuroscience and personality. 

He holds a current position as senior lecturer at University of California (Los Angeles), where he won UCLA's Copenhaver Award for Innovative Use of Technology in 2005 and UCLA's Distinguished Teacher of the year in 2011. 

His books include "Neuroscience of Personality" and "8 Keys to Self-Leadership," among other titles, and he is the creator of the Personality Types and Love Therapy app for the iPhone. 

Since 2007, Dario has focused his time on conducting hands-on brain research, utilizing insights of real-time EEG. 

He regularly keynotes international conferences and facilitates workshops teaching health professionals in multiple countries the art and science of the brain.

Bio:

Dario Nardi, Ph.D. is a world renowned author, speaker, and expert in the fields of neuroscience and personality. 

He holds a current position as senior lecturer at University of California (Los Angeles), where he won UCLA's Copenhaver Award for Innovative Use of Technology in 2005 and UCLA's Distinguished Teacher of the year in 2011. 

His books include "Neuroscience of Personality" and "8 Keys to Self-Leadership," among other titles, and he is the creator of the Personality Types and Love Therapy app for the iPhone. 

Since 2007, Dario has focused his time on conducting hands-on brain research, utilizing insights of real-time EEG.  He regularly keynotes international conferences and facilitates workshops teaching health professionals in multiple countries the art and science of the brain. 

From 1998 - 2012, Dario taught as an assistant adjunct, lecturer or fellow at University of California (Los Angeles) in four programs including Program in Computing, Anthropology, Honors Collegium, and Human Complex Systems (www.hcs.ucla.edu).  Currently, he teaches part time and holds a position of Senior Lecturer. 

Courses taught include: Intro. to Programming, Intro. to Programming for the Internet, Intro. to Computing for Social Science & Humanities, Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation of Social Systems, Modeling and Simulation Laboratory, and Artificial Culture Laboratory.  He also acted as the Human Complex Systems faculty advisor and taught numerous independent study courses covering topics such as cognitive processes, neuroscience of personality, and game design.  He wrote "Modeling and Simulation in the Social Sciences." 

Moreover, after he supervised over 1500 research projects, he edited a collection of best projects in "Readings in Formal Modeling and Simulation in the Social Sciences." For details, see: www.radiancehouse.com/itemRH_700.htm. 

Dario supervised two instances of the Lake Arrowhead Annual Conference on Multi-Agent Modeling in the Social Sciences.  He also wrote experiment-based software for fellow instructors on such topics as prospect theory and meme diffusion through friendship networks. 

While at UCLA, Dario won three awards: the 2005 Copenhaver Award for Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom; the Outstanding Professor Award, granted in 2007 by UCLA's Mortor Board Honor Society; and UCLA's 2011 annual Distinguished Teaching award. 

As a popular instructor, Dario often incorporates non-traditional teaching techniques such as outdoor live-group simulation activities, robot-human stage plays, and software-based audio-visual experimentation to teach New Science concepts such as emergence, attractors, nonlinear feedback, multi-agency, and living systems theory.  He is a fan of tools such as Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Multi-agent Models as ways to better understand complex phenomena.