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Lucy Jo Palladino, PhD

Lucy Jo Palladino is a psychologist with over 35 years of experience, specifically in the area of attention. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University, her master’s and doctoral degrees from Arizona State University, and she completed an internship in clinical psychology at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. She served as a clinical faculty member at the University of Arizona Medical School and was awarded a National Institute of Health research grant, for which she served as principal investigator. Dr. Palladino’s career interest in attention control led her to take advanced training in sports psychology at San Diego State University with an eight-time Olympic sports psychologist. As a popular guest expert in national media, Dr. Palladino has been featured on radio and TV, including NPR, CNN, and Fox News. Her print media contributions include the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Family Circle, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Self, Men’s Health, and Parent magazines. She is the author of several best selling books, including Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers, Find Your Focus Zone, and Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos. Her online presence includes contributions to WebMD, PsychCentral, Morningstar, Fast Company, and more. In addition, she has two blogs and regularly posts up-to-date information about the impact of technology on attention, along with practical tips to raise and educate focused children. Dr. Palladino is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Psychological Association, the San Diego Psychological Association, and the National Register of Psychologists.