Psychological and Brain Sciences and the CNS Career Center are hosting 2 one-hour student sessions, with 9 employers/grad schools each session. We’ll be using Zoom with breakout sessions so that each organization has their own breakout room to serve as their Career Fair table. Come learn about internships, career opportunities, and graduate programs!
To attend the Virtual Psychology Career Fair please join our Zoom Meeting on April 17 Registration Information Available in Handshake
Old Chapel, UMass Amherst (with 1-2 pm reception afterwards)
We 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?
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.
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.
Julia Minson PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of government, will present a talk entitled, "Toward a Comprehensive Understanding of Receptiveness to Opposing Views."
Rudd Family Visiting Professor, Dr. Jean Rhodes, will present a lecture in which she will draw on her three decades of research to provide an overview of youth mentoring. Rhodes will discuss the cultural assumptions and unique history that brought the mentoring field to this point, and detail new developments that position the field for an explosion of innovation.
Alcohol and tobacco use pose significant threats to public health. Dr. Robert Leeman (University of Florida) will provide an overview of human laboratory methods including alcohol and nicotine administration. Human laboratory methods provide investigators with a great deal of experimental control. These methods can be used to learn more about the etiology of addictive behaviors (e.g., nicotine and alcohol misuse) and to test new interventions to ameliorate these behaviors.