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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Danielle Bassett, SAGE Center Junior Fellow from 2011-13, has been named a MacArthur Fellow for 2014. The MacArthur Fellows Program "is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. In keeping with this purpose, the Foundation awards fellowships directly to individuals rather than through institutions. Recipients may be writers, scientists, artists, social scientists, humanists, teachers, entrepreneurs, or those in other fields, with or without institutional affiliations."
The honor, sometimes referred to as a "genius" award, comes with a $625,000 five-year fellowship that may be used to advance the Fellow's expertise, engage in bold new work, or, if she wishes, to change fields or alter the direction of her career.