Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Emily Martin, New York University
Historians of psychology have described how the "introspection" of early Wundtian psychology largely came to be ruled out of experimental psychology settings by the mid-20th century. In this talk I will take a fresh look at the years before this process was complete -- from the vantage point of early ethnographic and psychological field expeditions and from observing several current psychology... More >
Radio, Podcast, and Contemporary Cultural Criticism: John Horn and Glynn Washington, moderated by Chloe Veltman
Lecture | April 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
John Horn is host of KPCCs The Frame, a daily arts and entertainment program. Glynn Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on National Public Radio. Chloe Veltman is senior arts editor at KQED.
Colloquium | April 28 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Stephan Meylan, UC Berkeley
Our own Stephan Meylan will present his work on, "Tracking early vocabulary development with smartphones."
Conference/Symposium | April 29 | Li Ka Shing Center
The Cognitive Science Student Association is pleased to host the ninth annual California Cognitive Science Conference (CCSC) held in April at UC Berkeley. The theme for CCSC 2017 is Mistakes. We will be exploring this exciting topic through the lenses of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, anthropology, computer science, philosophy and more.
The CCSC is an annual all-day symposium bringing... More >
Seminar | April 29 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Joan Halifax, Upaya Zen Center; Christina Maslach, UC Berkeley; Elizabeth Bromley, UCLA
Emiliana Simion-Thomas, UC Berkeley
At this day-long seminar, led by GGSC Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.--with special guests celebrated compassion teacher Joan Halifax, Ph.D., burnout expert Christina Maslach, Ph.D., and UCLA psychiatrist Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.--youll explore the characteristics of burnout, its negative consequences, and the individual and organizational factors that make it more or less... More >
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Lecture | May 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Dave Pell is the founder and editor of NextDraft, a curated compilation of daily news and analysis. Deirdre English is former editor-in-chief of Mother Jones magazine.
Workshop | May 2 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall
Jake Grumbach, AC Faculty Member, Political Science; John Stehlin, AC Faculty Member, Geography
The American Cultures (AC) Center extends an invitation to all summer to attend our Teaching in Summer workshop. Although this workshop will discuss the opportunities and obstacles of teaching AC courses, in particular, we will also spend significant time discussing general approaches to teaching courses in the summer, and therefore want to extend this invitation to all who might find value in... More >
Registration opens February 28. Register online by April 25.
Colloquium | May 3 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Sapna Cheryan, Associate Professor, University of Washington
The study of racial prejudice in psychology developed primarily based on research studying African Americans and Whites. The recent precipitated growth of Latinos and Asian Americans in the United States underscores the need for a framework that integrates more groups.
The current work proposes that racial and ethnic minority groups are disadvantaged along two distinct dimensions of perceived... More >
Film - Documentary | May 3 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Spend Wednesday evening of RRR week learning more about your brain, and how it can thrive! This delightful documentary follows renowned brain scientist and UC Berkeley professor emerita of anatomy, Dr. Marian Diamond, introducing us to her groundbreaking accomplishments at a time when so few women entered her field, as well as her entertaining teaching style and charming personality.
Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.
Information Session | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Online
Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.
Reception | May 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 820 Barrows Hall
Please join us on May 4th, 2017 between 4pm-6pm for a celebration of a successful year at Social Science Matrix, UC Berkeley's hub for cross-disciplinary social-science research.
Invite your friends colleagues to come to our Open House, where you can:
- Enjoy food and drink while learning about the programs and events offered by Social Science Matrix.
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Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
RSVP online by May 3.
Cognition Colloquium: David Bourgin, "Putting the “me” back in recommendation: A comparative study of recommendation models from computer science and cognitive psychology"
Colloquium | May 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Room 5101
David Bourgin, UC Berkeley
Grad student David Bourgin will present some of his original research, "Putting the me back in recommendation: A comparative study of recommendation models from computer science and cognitive psychology."
Spatial release from masking and the precedence effect in asymmetric hearing loss: Berkeley Ear Club
Colloquium | May 8 | 4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105
Richard Freyman, Communication Disorders U Mass. Amhearst
Lecture | May 10 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Professor Yael Niv, Princeton University
On the face of it, most real-world world tasks are hopelessly complex from the point of view of reinforcement learning mechanisms. In particular, due to the "curse of dimensionality", even the simple task of crossing the street should, in principle, take thousands of trials to learn to master. But we are better than that.. How does our brain do it? In this talk I will argue that the limited... More >
Presentation | May 12 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 2301 and 2304
2nd-year graduate students and Honor's undergraduate students in Psychology will present their research. Whether you're a student, a professor, a postdoc, a lab manager, or a staff member, stop by to learn about current research in the department. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Happy Hour: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2015 (317 Minutes) In Japanese with English subtitles – Free and Open to the Public
Film - Feature | May 14 | 12:30-6:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Director and Filmmaker
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's "Happy Hour" (2015) is a seemingly picturesque melodrama about four women living in Kobe who quietly drift apart. The shadow of the 3/11 Earthquake, however, falls over the surface of the acclaimed and award-winning 317 minute epic. Director Q+A to follow.
Lecture | May 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Matthew Walker, Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory
Allow me to ask you a question: Can you recall the last time you woke up without an alarm clock feeling refreshed, not needing caffeine? If the answer is no, you are not alone. Two-thirds of adults fail to obtain the recommended 8 hours of nightly sleep. I doubt you are surprised by the answer to this question, but you may be surprised by the consequences. Routinely sleeping less than 6 or 7... More >
Information Session | May 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 205 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)
UC Berkeley Extension's Behavioral Health Sciences Department offers a wide array of professional and post-baccalaureate certificate programs intended for both professionals and paraprofessionals interested in the fields of health and mental health. Learn about the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions, Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies,... More >
Lecture | June 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
William T. Newsome, PhD, Harman Family Provostial Professor, Vincent V.C. Woo Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Monitoring Covert Visual Decisions via Neural Population Dynamics in Frontal Cortex
Colloquium | August 23 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Andrew Fox, Assistant Professor, UC Davis
An extremely anxious temperament early in life is a risk factor for the later development of anxiety, depressive, and substance abuse disorders. Children with an extremely anxious temperament (AT), react to novelty with increased behavioral inhibition and increased levels of physiological arousal. Using a well-validated non-human primate model of AT, our group has been investigating the... More >
Colloquium | August 30 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Nir Halevy, Associate Professor, Stanford University
Third parties often shape dyadic interactions and relationships. Building on interdependence theory as an organizing conceptual framework, the current research explores when, why, and how third parties intervene in others' interactions, and illuminates previously unidentified similarities and differences between distinct types of third party influence.
Colloquium | September 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Clayton Critcher, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
Social Event | September 28 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library
Social Research Library
Stephen Hinshaw grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended Harvard and UCLA. A professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley) and Psychiatry (UC San Francisco), he is an international presence in clinical psychology/mental health, with over 320 articles/chapters and 12 books. He received a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001; his Teaching Company (Great Lecture) series, Origins of the Human Mind,... More >