Events Archive

The Psychology Career Fair has gone VIRTUAL. Friday April 17 11:00-1:15

Friday, April 17, 2020 11:00am

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

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.

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!

Bidirectionally Beneficial Collaboration with Community Schools

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:00pm


423 Tobin Hall

Featuring Dr. Kirby Deater-Deckard, Dr. Evelyn Mercado, and Dr. Tara Mandalaywala, Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

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


OLDER AND WISER: Rethinking Youth Mentoring for the 21st Century

Monday, February 3, 2020 4:00pm


Old Chapel | UMass Amherst

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.

ISSR Seminar | Use of Human Laboratory Models to Learn about Etiology and New Interventions for Addictive Behaviors

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:30pm


Tobin 521B

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.