- Recent concerns over the development of Internet-based information, such as so-called "fake news" sites, focuses interest on psychological research on collective memory formation and its vulnerability to distortion. Related work by affiliated faculty member Alin Coman is discussed in a March 2017 news feature in Nature.
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.
Tue, Apr 11, 2017, 12:45 pm
Tue, Apr 18, 2017, 12:45 pm