Special Forum on Psychological Interventions, November 3

October 13, 2014

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.