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Fabian Soto, Former SAGE Junior Fellow, named APS Rising Star

Dr. Fabian Soto, SAGE Junior Fellow from 2011-13, has been named a 2015 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions. Dr. Soto, who is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida International University, was recognized for his research on the neural and computational mechanisms of learning and generalization that mediate object categorization and causal learning.

 

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:

https://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/25at25/ed-diener.html

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.

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