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Biography: Barry Bortnick, Ph.D.

Barry Bortnick,Ph.D., Harvard trained social psychologist who was part of the original “Project Zero” studies on creativity; former Program Director, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences , UCLA Extension, and founding director of its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute;, producer of a variety of shows and songs performed in settings that focus on older adults, mostly recently with the musical “Songs for the Second Half.” Member of long-standing national advisory committee on “Guided Autobiography.” Author of the chapter on the role of music in the lives of older adults in Haight and Gibson (eds) “Working with Older Adults”.  Served as Director of Psychological Research, for the Kodaly Music Center in Boston.