Abbie Maroño

Could Shame Actually Be a Source of Strength?

Shame is one of the most uncomfortable emotions we can experience. As such, humans are often compelled to hide from it.

But what if this awkard emotion is trying to tell us something? What if we looked at it head-on and took away its power over us?

Abbie’s talk will dive into the science of shame and reveal how this powerful emotion could actually guide us towards our most authentic selves if dealt with in a healthy manner.


A Behavioural Analyst

Dr. Abbie Maroño is both a scientist and a practitioner in the field of human behavior. Having completed her PhD in Psychology and Behavior analysis, Abbie became a Professor of Psychology at academic institutions by the age of 23, and specializes in nonverbal communication, trust, and the psychological mechanisms underpinning human decision making.

In 2022, the United States Department of State recognized Abbie’s international acclaim and record of achievements in the sciences as placing her in the top 1% of her field. Abbie is now the Director of Education at Social-Engineer, LLC. Originally from the UK, she is now based in Orlando, Florida.

Abbie is an active member of internationally recognized research groups and was awarded reviewer of the year in 2020. Abbie is also a keynote speaker, trainer, and coach.

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