Events Archive

Social Brown Bag | Liane Young PhD

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:00pm

Location: 

Tobin 521B

Liane Young PhD, an associate professor of Psychology at Boston College, will present a talk titled How We Think about Friend vs. Foe.

Dr. Young’s research focuses on moral judgment and social cognition.  To read more about this research please visit https://moralitylab.bc.edu

All are welcome!

BRIDGE Scholar | Dr. Belem G. López, University of Texas at Austin

Monday, November 4, 2019 3:00pm

Location: 

Tobin 423

This semester, PBS will be host to the expanded BRiDGE program. BRiDGE is a student-led initiative to highlight early career researchers from underrepresented groups with exceptional broader impacts (web: https://blogs.umass.edu/bridge/; twitter: @umassbridge). Scholars are invited to come to campus and give three talks as a part of the BRiDGE program:

How to Get the Mentoring You Need | First Year Experience

Monday, November 4, 2019 11:00am

a cup of coffee

The First Year Experience is a continued orientation seminar series for incoming graduate students organized by PBS graduate peer mentors Sarah McCormick (Developmental Science), Joel Ginn (Social Psychology), Merika Wilson (Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience), and Molly Mather (Clinical Psychology). The student-led seminars will cover topics related to the transition to graduate school including how to navigate teaching and research fellowships, manage time effectively, and develop lasting self-care practices. Each seminar will also connect students to campus resources that will make their transition to graduate school more successful. We welcome first year graduate students to attend and gain valuable information while building a community with other students across PBS program areas. 

Social Brown Bag | Josh Greene PhD

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:00pm

Location: 

Tobin 423

 Josh Greene PhD, professor of psychology at Harvard University. will give a talk entitled Moral Cognition for the Greater Good.

Dr Greene’s research focuses on the psychology and neuroscience of moral judgment and decision-making.

To read more about Dr Greene's research please visit http://www.joshua-greene.net

All are welcome!

Work Smart, Not Hard: How to Not Drown in Work! | First Year Experience

Monday, October 21, 2019 11:00am

a cup of coffee

The First Year Experience is a continued orientation seminar series for incoming graduate students organized by PBS graduate peer mentors Sarah McCormick (Developmental Science), Joel Ginn (Social Psychology), Merika Wilson (Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience), and Molly Mather (Clinical Psychology). The student-led seminars will cover topics related to the transition to graduate school including how to navigate teaching and research fellowships, manage time effectively, and develop lasting self-care practices. Each seminar will also connect students to campus resources that will make their transition to graduate school more successful. We welcome first year graduate students to attend and gain valuable information while building a community with other students across PBS program areas. 

Mandy Carter Talk | Why Are Intersectional Resistance Alliances So Difficult to Build? Examples From Our LGBTQ+ Movement

Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:00pm

Location: 

Integrated Science Building Room 145, UMass Amherst

Resistance Studies Initiative Fall Speaker Series: 
Distinguished researchers and activists share critical reflections on resistance issues.

Mandy Carter is a Resistance Studies Fellow at the Resistance Studies Initiative at UMass Amherst, and a southern black lesbian activist with a 52-year movement history of social, racial, and LGBTQ+ justice organizing since 1967. Raised in two orphanages and a foster home as a ward of state  of New York, Ms. Carter attributes the influences of the Quaker based American Friends  Service Committee, the former Institute for the Study of Nonviolence, and the pacifist-based  War Resisters League for her sustained intentional multi-racial and multi-issues organizing.

Social Brown Bag | Christopher Soto PhD

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:00pm

Location: 

Tobin 423

Christopher Soto PhD, associate professor of Psychology at Colby College, will present a talk entitled Personality traits across the life span: How they develop and why they matter.

All are welcome!

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