News for October 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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