Colloquium | January 17 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Carey K. Morewedge, Professor, Boston University
We examine whether people reduce the impact of negative outcomes through emotional hedgingbetting against the occurrence of desired outcomes. We find substantial reluctance to bet against the success of preferred U.S. presidential candidates and Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball, and NCAA hockey teams. This reluctance is... More >
Colloquium | January 24 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Michelle "Mikki" Hebl, Professor, Rice University
In this talk, Mikki will discuss the role of gatekeepers in preventing indviduals, often women and members of underrepresented groups, from attaining their potential. Mikki will review some of her programmatic research on subtle discrimination and will then provide some of her most recent studies and data on gender and race gatekeeping.
Colloquium | January 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 Beach Room
Maria Watson Ph.D
In this talk Maria will present an overview of the clinical treatment (individual and group CBT and Motivational Interviewing) and long-term management (Peer Support and Harm Reduction) of Hoarding Disorders. The focus will be on adapting your evidence-based tool kit and treatment goals, to work with these often complex and highly comorbid clients, in real life settings.
Seminar | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Joe Makin, UCSF
A common task facing computational scientists and, arguably, the brains of primates more generally is to construct models for data, particularly ones that invoke latent variables. Although it is often natural to identify the latent variables of such a model with the true unobserved variables in the world, the correspondence between the two can be more complicated, as when the former are... More >
Colloquium | January 31 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, UC Berkeley Department of Sociology
Arlie Hochschild's latest book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (The New Press, September 2016) focuses on the rise of the American right. Based on intensive interviews of Tea Party enthusiasts in Louisiana, conducted over the last five years and focusing on emotions, Hochschild scales an empathy wall to learn how to see, think and feel as they do. What do... More >