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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Firearm Violence: Research and Action

Presentation | September 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 110, reception to follow in West Courtyard

 Magdalena Cerda, DrPH, MPH, Vice Chancellor’s Chair in Violence Prevention and Associate Professor, University of California, Davis; Garen J. Wintemute, MD, MPH, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program and Professor, University of California, Davis

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cognition Colloquium: Drifting and Directed Minds: The Significance of Mind-Wandering for Mental Agency.

Colloquium | September 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3201 (Warner Brown Room)

 Zachary Irving, Postdoc, UC Berkeley

Center for Race and Gender Open House Reception

Reception | September 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

Friday, September 23, 2016

Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success

Reading - Nonfiction | September 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Jessica Tracy, Professor, University of British Columbia

Monday, September 26, 2016

Words are vague, or a pragmatic theory of generic language

Lecture | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 MH Tessler, Stanford University

CogNetwork:Evidentiality and inferential reasoning: experimental investigations

Colloquium | September 26 | 1-2:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Anastasia Smirnova, Assistant Professor, SFSU

The Green Initiative Fund Mini-Grants Info Session

Information Session | September 26 | 6-7 p.m. | 54 Barrows Hall

 Sharon Daraphonhdeth

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What were they Fighting For?: German Mentalities in the Second World War

Lecture | September 27 | 4 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall | Note change in time

 Nick Stargardt, Professor of History, University of Oxford

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Firm Beliefs and Dynamic Decision-Making: Evidence from the Online Retail Industry"

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Jordan Ou, UC Berkeley

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Firm Beliefs and Dynamic Decision-Making: Evidence from the Online Retail Industry"

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Jordan Ou, UC Berkeley

Critical Trauma Working Group Informational Session

Information Session | September 27 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution: Townsend Book Chat with Steven Lee

Lecture | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Definitely Maybe: The role of (un)certainty in decision-making

Colloquium | September 28 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Uma Karmarkar, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School

Collaborative and Community-Engaged Research Working Group Information Session

Information Session | September 28 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Law and Graduate School Fair

Career Fair | September 29 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

How unpredictable, fragmented patterns of early-life sensory input shape synaptic connectivity and influence brain function enduringly

Seminar | September 29 | 12:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Daniela Kaufer, Integrative Biology UCB

Cognition Colloquium: “I Can Explain Everything: The Independent Mitigating Power of Explanations.”

Colloquium | September 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3201 (Warner Brown Room)

 Carly Giffin, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley

Film, Television, Media Old and New: Lili Loofbourow and David Thomson

Lecture | September 29 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Friday, September 30, 2016

ICBS Colloquium

Colloquium | September 30 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Amanda Woodward, University of Chicago

Monday, October 3, 2016

CogNetwork

Colloquium | October 3 | 1-2:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Ariel Starr, Post Doc, UC Berkeley, Psychology

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Emotion regulation: elucidating brain, behavioral and clinical features

Colloquium | October 5 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Philippe Goldin, Assistant Professor, UC Davis

Robert Tryon Lecture: Do Pregnancy-related Risk Factors Cause Psychopathology? The Importance of Family-Based Designs

Lecture | October 5 | 3 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Brian D' Onofrio, Indiana University

Berkeley Food Institute Welcoming Open House for Students

Tour/Open House | October 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Giannini Hall, BFI Office, 23 Giannini Hall, UC Berkeley

The Platonic-Aristotelian Conception Of Happiness And Its Psychoanalytic Fate

Lecture | October 5 | 5-7 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Jonathan Lear, John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Cognition Colloquium: Faculty Lightning Talks

Colloquium | October 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3201 (Warner Brown Room)

 Michael Ranney, Professor, UC Berkeley; Terry Regier, Professor, UC Berkeley; Juliana Schroeder, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Voter Inattention"

Seminar | October 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | C325 Cheit Hall

 Filip Matejka, CERGE-EI

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Cal R.A.D. Self-defense for Women* Training: Training 1

Workshop | October 8 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Foothill Student Housing, Foothill Assembly Room

 Christine Ambrosio, CalRAD

Monday, October 10, 2016

Eye movements provide insight into the development of analogical reasoning

Lecture | October 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Ariel Starr, Department of Psychology

CogNetwork: Exploring the complexity of interjections: On the importance of verbal, vocal and visual resources

Colloquium | October 10 | 1:30-3 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Guillaume Jaudhuin (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3)

The Art and Psychology of Resistance, with Ma Thida, Kyaw Zwa Moe and Nay Phone Latt

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ma Thida; Kyaw Zwa Moe; Nay Phone Latt

 Seinenu Thein-Lemelson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Personality and Social Research, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Ear Club: "Exploring the functional organization and computational properties of human auditory cortex"

Colloquium | October 10 | 4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 (Beach Room)

 Sam Norman-Haignere, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "How Soon is Now? Evidence of Present Bias from Convex Time Budget Experiments"

Seminar | October 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Pam Jakiela, University of Maryland, College Park

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

When will social comparisons discourage, encourage, or have no impact?

Colloquium | October 12 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Todd Rogers, Associate Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

Data Visualization

Workshop | October 12 | 1-2:15 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Room 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian; Becky Miller, Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources Librarian; Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies Librarian; Susan Powell, GIS and Map Librarian

New Play Reading Series: “ANOTHER WORLD” by Martha Herrera-Lasso

Performing Arts - Theater | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cognition Colloquium: Spatial language promotes cross-magnitude associations in early childhood

Colloquium | October 13 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3201 (Warner Brown Room)

 Ariel Starr, Postdoc, UC Berkeley

Friday, October 14, 2016

Developmental and aging-related changes in sleep's role in cognition

Colloquium | October 14 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Rebecca Spencer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Cal R.A.D. Self-defense for Women* Training: Training 2

Workshop | October 15 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Foothill Student Housing, Foothill Assembly Room

 Christine Ambrosio, CalRAD

Monday, October 17, 2016

GASP Annual Book(&Bake) Sale

Sale | October 17 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Grad Lounge (2311)

Music, Race, Popular Culture: Jeff Chang and Hua Hsu

Lecture | October 17 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library

Mental Health in America Panel

Panel Discussion | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 101 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Paul Gilmartin, Host, Mental Illness Happy Hour; Donna Hardaker, Director, Wellness Works; Dr. Mason Turner, Department of Psychiatry Chief, Kaiser Permanente

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | October 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Dmitry Taubinsky, Dartmouth

Talk by Professor Danny Dilks: Scene recognition: how and why?

Colloquium | October 18 | 3:30-5:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Danny Dilks, Emory University

Psych Students 3rd Year Talk

Colloquium | October 18 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 Beach Room

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bearing Witness: Police Brutality as Vicarious Stigma

Colloquium | October 19 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Cheryl Kaiser, Professor, University of Washington

Friday, October 21, 2016

Deep Robotic Learning

Colloquium | October 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Sergey Levine, University of California, Berkeley

Monday, October 24, 2016

How high quality language environments create high quality learning environments

Lecture | October 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Battle Lines: Who is Framing the Debate on Gun Violence

Panel Discussion | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 George Lakoff, Author, linguist and cognitive scientist

 Dr. Lawrence Wallack, Professor and former dean of Portland State U. School of Public Health

 Makani Themba, Chief Strategist at Higher Ground Change Strategies, Detroit, Michigan

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sex beyond the genitalia: from dimorphism to mosaic

Colloquium | October 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Daphna Joel, Tel-Aviv University

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Vision and Light: Extending the Senses

Exhibit - Painting | October 27 – 28, 2016 every day |  Energy Biosciences Building

Cognition Colloquium: Deep CNN features as a basis for modeling human representations.

Colloquium | October 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3201 (Warner Brown Room)

 Josh Peterson, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley

Vision+Light: Extending the Senses

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 27 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Lobby Energy Biosciences Building

 Bernie Peyton, Origami Master; Carlo Sequin, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences; Jack Gallant, Professor, Psychology

 Farley Gwazda, Director, Worth Ryder Art Gallery

Friday, October 28, 2016

Vision and Light: Extending the Senses

Exhibit - Painting | October 27 – 28, 2016 every day |  Energy Biosciences Building

Building newborn minds in virtual worlds

Colloquium | October 28 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Justin Wood, University of Southern California

Vision+Light: Extending the Senses

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 28 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Lobby Energy Biosciences Building

 Nipam Patel, Professor, Intergrative Biology; Holly Aaron, Director, ZEISS Berkeley Brain Microscopy Innovation Center; Philipp Haslinger, Enar De Dios Rodríguez and Thomas Juffmann, Physics

Monday, October 31, 2016

Psych. Dept. Pumpkin Carving Contest

Social Event | October 31 | 12 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3201 (Warner Brown)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Workshops on Teaching: How Students Learn*

Workshop | November 1 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

Dr Rick Adams, UCL. Evidence for an ‘active inference’ account of striatal D2 receptor function

Colloquium | November 1 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Dr Rick Adams, University College London

Christopher Bollas, Psychoanalyst and Writer: Mental Pain

Lecture | November 1 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

The Gardener and the Carpenter: A Book Talk with Alison Gopnik

Presentation | November 1 | 5:10-6 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Seminar Room, Education Psychology Library, 2600 Tolman Hall

 Alison Gopnik, Professor of Psychology, Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Trump’s Sealed Hairspray--: Plus Information Shown to Boost Conservatives’ and Liberals’ Acceptance of Human-Caused Global Warming

Colloquium | November 2 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Michael Ranney, Professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Cognition Colloquium: Deep network features approximate human psychological representations.

Colloquium | November 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3201 (Warner Brown Room)

 Josh Peterson, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley

Friday, November 4, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Development of Relational Thinking: An Information-Processing Perspective

Colloquium | November 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Professor Zhe Chen, UC Davis

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Information Frictions and Adverse Selection"

Seminar | November 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jonathan Kolstad, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Neural mechanisms underlying mind wandering

Colloquium | November 9 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Julia Kam, Postdoctoral Scholar, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

A Conversation with Dr. Vivian Tseng: Vice President, Programs, William T. Grant Foundation

Presentation | November 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Dr. Vivian Tseng, William T. Grant Foundation

Faculty Lecture, Minority status and academic achievement: threat and rejection

Lecture | November 9 | 4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Rodolfo Mentoza-Denton, UCB, Psychology Department

New Play Reading Series: “The Bottom of Heaven" by A-lan Holt

Performing Arts - Theater | November 9 | 4-6 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Cognition Colloquium

Colloquium | November 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 145 Li Ka Shing Center

 Josh McDermott, Assistant Professor, MIT

Berkeley Ear Club and Cognitive Psychology Colloquium Series: Auditory Scene Analysis and Natural Sound Statistics

Colloquium | November 10 | 3:30 p.m. | 145 Li Ka Shing Center

 Josh McDermott, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT

Research Colloquium Atlas of Emotions: Paul and Eve Ekman

Colloquium | November 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons

Artists, Subcultures, and Research Methods: Natasha Boas in conversation with Sarah Thornton

Lecture | November 10 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Monday, November 14, 2016

New Oral History Research Series: "Making Sense of My World Through Oral History": Presentation by David Montejano

Presentation | November 14 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 267 Conference Room

 David Montejano, Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Ethnic Studies

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions Online Information Session

Information Session | November 15 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Online

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Truman Capote and the IPAR Creative Writers Project

Panel Discussion | November 16 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Laura Mason, Clinical Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley Clinical Science Program; Scott Saul, Professor, UC Berkeley English Department; Bruce Smith, Associate Clinical Professor, UC Berkeley Clinical Science Program; Nadine Tang, Associate Clinical Professor, UC Berkeley Clinical Science Program

 Bob Levenson, Professor and Director, Institute of Personality and Social Research

Workshops on Teaching: Grading and Feedback in R&C​*

Workshop | November 16 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

Thursday, November 17, 2016

PsychologiCAL BIG GIVE

Special Event | November 17 | 3-5 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

Cognition Colloquium: Ecological Learning: Sensitivity and adaptivity of learning strategies across the lifespan.

Colloquium | November 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3201 (Warner Brown Room)

 Azzurra Rugeri, Postdoc, UC Berkeley

Friday, November 18, 2016

Emotional acculturation

Colloquium | November 18 | 2:15-3:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Batja Mesquita, Professor and Director at the Center of Social and Cultural Psychology, University of Leuven, Belgium

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bridging Cognitive and Education Research to Gain Insights on Fractions Learning

Colloquium | November 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Alison Miller-Singley, Department of Psychology

Professor Trausti Valsson Book Talk

Lecture | November 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 315A Wurster Hall

 Professor Trausti Valsson

CogNetwork: Does Language Make Us Special?: The role of language in structure-dependent cognition

Colloquium | November 21 | 1:30-3 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Martin Monti, UCLA

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: “Status Goods: Experimental Evidence from Platinum Credit Cards”

Seminar | November 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Leonardo Bursztyn, The University of Chicago