Colloquium | October 18 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Michael Morris, Professor, Columbia University
A prominent theme in East-West cultural comparisons is that East Asian social interactions are characterized by harmony. But is this merely the surface? We propose that Easterners compete with ingroup members but tend to do so covertly to avoid risking relationships. Further we propose that, under many conditions, they suspect their peers are up to the same. We investigated this underside of... More >
Colloquium | October 18 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Amie Gordon Mullins, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Francisco
Relationships underscore every aspect of our lives, influencing the health and well-being of individuals, groups and organizations. One of the fundamental challenges in interpersonal relationships is balancing self-interest with the needs of another person. In this talk, I draw upon social, personality, and health psychology to investigate the factors that shape this self-other tradeoff with the... More >
Lecture | October 18 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Aaron J. Fisher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Abstract: My talk will begin with an important but potentially unpleasant comment on correlational research: That decades of work generalizing analyses to the experience or behavior of individuals may be fundamentally flawed. I will support this assertion with data taken from several studies from the U.S. and the Netherlands that demonstrate... More >
Colloquium | October 23 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall
Michelle Byrne, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon
Global disease burden in recent years has shifted from premature death to years lived with disability. Non-communicable, chronic diseases are more responsible for these years lost and cost of health care treatment than any other type of illness or disease. Many of these chronic diseases, such as heart disease, obesity, and depression, have links with chronic inflammation. However, the... More >
Panel Discussion | October 23 | 6 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Serena Chen; Aaron Fisher; Stephen Hinshaw; Ozlem Ayduk
Free food will be provided as well.
Developing a Life History Theory of Mind: Awareness that the Mind Learns from the Past to Imagine the Future
Colloquium | October 30 | 12:10-1:20 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall
Kristin H. Lagattuta, Department of Psychology and the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis
Professor Lagattuta will provide an overview of her research on 4- to 10-year-olds' and adults beliefs about whether people generalize from their past social interactions when engaging in episodic future thinking; that is, their awareness that peoples minds draw from prior experiences when imagining what will happen next. Across multiple studies, results reveal significant age-related increases... More >
The Art of Emotions/Emotions in Art: From the Pixar Film to the Empathetic Museum: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA
Lecture | October 30 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Dacher Keltner, Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center, Professor, Psychology, UC Berkeley
In this talk I will chart the journey that the science of emotion has led me on in collaborations on Pixar's film Inside/Out, Emoji at Facebook, and building emotion into museums on our on line life.
This talk coincides with the Science at Cal weekend, including the Vision + LIght exhibition (Oct 27 & 28), and the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists taking place in the Bay Area and... More >
The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children: Townsend Book Chat with Alison Gopnik
Lecture | November 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar 21st century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrongit's not just based on bad science, it's bad for kids and parents, too.
Developing Outreach Activities to Highlight Your Research: Why should science outreach be an essential component of research labs and scientist training?
Workshop | November 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall
Professor, Dept. of Psychology,
Coalition for Education and Outreach
David Whitney, Professor, Dept. of Psychology; Brian Wang, PhD student, Sarpong Lab, Dept. of Chemistry
Traci Grzymala, Community Resources for Science
Why should science outreach be an essential component of research labs and scientist training? In this session, we focus on how to develop an effective and engaging outreach activity that incorporates the focal research of your lab group or program.
Reading - Nonfiction | November 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall
Stephen Hinshaw, professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley) and Psychiatry (UC San Francisco) will discuss his newest book, "Another Kind of Madness", chronicling his fathers recurring mental illness and the doctor-enforced silence surrounding it, plus the crucial need to combat stigma. Books will be for sale, courtesy of Mrs. Dalloway's.
*The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible,... More >