Events Archive

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?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Internship Workshop

Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:15pm


Tobin 304

Are you thinking of pursuing an internship during the summer or fall?  Dr. Erik Cheries & Dr. Carolyn Davies (Internship Coordinators in PBS) describe how to find an internship, complete the necessary paperwork, and receive course credit toward your Psychology major while gaining hands-on experience.

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.  

Social Brown Bag | Glenn Baker PhD

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:00pm


Tobin 423

Glenn Baker PhD, Visiting Professor of Psychology and Education at Mount Holyoke College, will present a talk entitled The Log in My Eye: Awareness, Acceptance, and Correction of Partisan Political Bias.

All are welcome!