Author Bio

The Author, Stuart Cohen
Stuart Cohen

Stuart Cohen is a widely traveled author and lecturer. He worked as a professional photographer for 25 years and has written 3 books and many articles on photography-related subjects. His images have been published worldwide and are included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian.

Stuart has been a teacher, coach, head of a symphony orchestra and synagogue president, and is a lifelong student of human behavior and motivation. He has a psychology degree from Yale and continues his studies in religion and psychology at Harvard. He has two grown daughters and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Author’s Statement
“I discovered the human emotional system quite by accident in the late 1970’s. Since then I’ve been studying how it works and refining my understanding of its subtleties and implications. The Seventh System distills this knowledge into a concise, readable account of the primary human emotions and the endless array of their subtle variations and combinations. To read through it is to sift through feelings of joy, sadness, fear, love and other enjoyable and painful emotions. The book is complete with dozens of stories and examples of how regular people succeed and fail in managing their feelings and their lives. It has something for everyone. You cannot read it without gaining precious wisdom about you and the emotions that color every day of your life.”