Upcoming Center Events

Thu, Apr 6, 2017, 4:30 pm
"Varieties of Applied Psychology" — Applying psychology to confront social issues raises several challenges: theory often comes up short in suggesting solutions, while intuitively appealing solutions seem atheoretical. In this talk, Shah discusses these challenges in the context of psychological research on poverty, violence, and policing. He considers how psychology takes on a different shape when it is developed in the service of understanding social issues rather than describing the mind more generally.
Location: 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Audience: Open to the Public
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Tue, Apr 11, 2017, 12:45 pm
Location: 217 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Audience: Graduate Students and Faculty (undergraduates with permission)
Tue, Apr 18, 2017, 12:45 pm
Location: 217 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Audience: Graduate Students and Faculty (undergraduates with permission)
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Tue, Apr 25, 2017, 12:45 pm
Location: 217 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Audience: Graduate Students and Faculty (undergraduates with permission)
Thu, Apr 27, 2017, 4:30 pm
"Asking, Bending, and Shaping: A Reconceptualization of Gender in Career Negotiations"—Is there merit to the critique of female negotiations "women don't ask"? Hannah Riley Bowles (Harvard Kennedy School) will present preliminary findings and theoretical propositions generated from three qualitative studies of executives' career-related negotiations. Data on executives' career-related negotiations suggest that both male and female executives negotiate regularly for career-related opportunities that involve "bending" and "shaping" organizational norms. Research findings suggest gender constraints on career negotiations relate to gender incongruence rather than to gender differences.
Location: 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Audience: Open to the Public
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Tue, May 2, 2017, 12:45 pm
Location: 217 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Audience: Graduate Students and Faculty (undergraduates with permission)
Thu, May 4, 2017, 4:30 pm
"When Do the Advantaged See the Disadvantages of Others? A Quasi-Experimental Study of National Service" — Mo discusses results from a study that examined Teach for America, which suggest that extended intergroup contact in a service context causes advantaged Americans to adopt beliefs that are closer to those of disadvantaged Americans.
Location: 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Audience: Open to the Public
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