Ed Diener, Center for the Science of Human Resilience Lecture, October 14 at 4 pm

The UCSB Center for the Science of Human Resilience (C-Shore) is proud to announce Professor Ed Diener as its inaugural speaker.

Dr. Diener will speak on "The Exciting New Science of Well-being" on October 14, 2015 at 4 pm in the SAGE Center Conference Room (Psychology Building 1312).

Ed Diener is one of the leading pioneers in scientific research on well-being. Indeed, he has been nicknamed “Dr. Happiness” based on the sheer volume and depth of his body of work. His groundbreaking research has taken him and his research team across the globe in his efforts to understand the causes, correlates, and consequences of psychological well-being; including work on the Masai in East Africa, slum dwellers in Kolkata, the Amish in America, and Forbes’ top 400 richest Americans. He is chiefly responsible for coining and conceptualizing the term “Subjective Well-Being" -- how people experience the quality of their lives. His empirical examination of happiness around the world over the past 25 years has contributed enormously to the understanding of human existence.

Diener received his B.A. in Psychology from California State University and his Ph.D from the University of Washington. He has spent his career at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he is the Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology (Emeritus).

Further information about Dr. Diener can be found here:

Dr. Diener's talk is sponsored by C-Shore, with additional generous support from the SAGE Center, the Broom Center and the Deans of Social Science and Mathematical and Life Sciences.


Daniel Levitin lecture, Tuesday April 21, 8 pm, Campbell Hall

UCSB Arts & Lectures, in association with the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind, is presenting "The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload," a lecture by Dr.  Daniel Levitin, on Tuesday, April 21 at 8 pm in Campbell Hall.

Dr. Levitin, also author of the New York Times No. 1 best-seller This Is Your Brain on Music, is the James McGill Professor of Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience, and Music at McGill University in Montreal.

Tickets priced at $15--$5 for UCSB students--are available by calling (805) 893-3535 or visiting the Arts & Lectures website.

SAGE Center Forum on Social Psychological Interventions

Read Phillip Ehret's article on the SAGE Center Forum on Social Psychological Interventions, featuring Tim Wilson (University of Virginia), Nicole Stephens (Northwestern University) and David Yeager (University of Texas, Austin) and moderated by David Sherman (UCSB). The event was held at UCSB on November 3, 2014.

Now Accepting Applications for SAGE Junior Fellow Program

The SAGE Center is now accepting applications for the Junior Fellow post-doctoral program. Four postdoctoral positions will be available beginning on September 1, 2015. This is a three-year fellowship. For primary consideration, apply by February 1, 2015, although we will accept applications until the positions are filled.

Special Forum on Psychological Interventions, November 3

One of the most exciting areas in psychological science centers on work in real-world settings where psychological interventions have been shown to lead to long-term beneficial outcomes.

SAGE Center Distinguished Fellow Timothy Wilson, the Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, featured this work on psychological interventions in his book: Redirect: Changing People's Behavior by Changing Their Stories.

On Monday, November 3rd, Professor Wilson will be joined by Nicole Stephens, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at Kellogg School of Management and David Yeager, Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin for a Forum on Psychological Interventions, moderated by David Sherman, Professor of Social Psychology, UCSB.

The goal of this interactive forum is to hear two of the leading young scholars conducting research on psychological interventions present their research and engage in a roundtable discussion.

Monday November 3                        10:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Bren 4016

Nicole Stephens, Northwestern University, “Let’s Talk About Class: Closing the Achievement Gap for First-Generation College Students”

David Yeager, University of Texas, Austin, “The Psychology of Scaling Psychological Interventions”

10:00 – 10:15     Opening Remarks (David Sherman)

10:15 – 10:40     Nicole Stephens, Northwestern University

10:40 – 11:05     Tim Wilson leads discussion, Q & A from audience

11:05 – 11:30     David Yeager, University of Texas

11:30 – 11:55     Tim Wilson leads discussion, Q & A from audience

11:55 – 12:00     Closing Remarks (David Sherman)

The day will conclude with Professor Wilson's SAGE Center talk at 4 pm in Bren 4016.

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