DevSci seminar: Discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom

Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:00pm


423 Tobin Hall

As representatives from the faculty Diversity Committee, Tara Mandalaywala and Jen McDermott will meet with the Developmental Science community to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom. The discussion will include: (1) discussing results of a climate survey conducted in our department ~2 years ago, (2) reviewing a handbook that the committee created that aims to help foster a greater sense of inclusion in our classrooms, and (3) have a discussion and gather feedback on the handbook to make sure it represents the program area, and department, as a whole.  

Study Abroad Workshop - Thursday, February 20, 5pm, Tobin 304

Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:00pm

 Are yu interested in study abroad for Fall, 2020 or later? Then attend this workshop! Psychology students who have studied abroad will discuss their experiences and answer your questions. A representative from the University’s International Programs Office and Julie Pahl will also attend to discuss everything you need to know about applying to various exchange programs (some of which include internships). Pack your bags!

Judson Brewer | The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Cupcakes to Smartphones, the Mechanisms Underlying How Mindfulness Helps Change Habits

Monday, March 2, 2020 12:00pm


Old Chapel, UMass Amherst (with 1-2 pm reception afterwards)

Judson BrewerWe are all vulnerable to craving. Whether it’s a compulsion to constantly check social media, overeat, smoke, excessively drink, or any other behavior, we may find ourselves uncontrollably repeating. Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? Can we learn how our minds work, and even tap into this very process to find a key to conquer the cravings we know are unhealthy for us and foster our natural capacities for awareness and kindness?

Making the most of your major: Opportunities for the psychology major - Tuesday, March 3, 4pm Bartlett Room 61

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:00pm

Have you wondered about doing a research or teaching assistantship? Securing an internship? Joining a psychology club? Applying for the developmental disabilities program? At these meetings, Professor Tammy Rahhal will discuss these opportunities in the major and more! She will also review important degree requirements, and departmental resources that will enhance your major experience. Join us to learn everything you need to know about making the most of your psychology major!

Collaborating with Brain Injury Survivors on Rehabilitation Research

Monday, March 23, 2020 12:30pm


423 Tobin Hall

Dr. Sarah Raskin, Dept of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Trinity College

Part of the Graduate Diversity Committee Retreat Series 2020 | Deconstructing Community Research: Building Research Programs and Relationships

NSB Seminar - Anne Hart

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:00pm


611 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA, 01003

Morrill 2, Room 222

Anne Hart Professor, Brown University Hart Lab Neuroscience “A C. elegans double header: sleep and neurodegenerative disease”