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.

Former SAGE Center Junior Fellow Danielle Bassett named 2014 MacArthur Fellow

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.

Dr. Bassett is the director of the Complex Systems Group and Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation, Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

May 27 Lecture POSTPONED

Paul Thompson's May 27 SAGE Center lecture has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Gerd Gigerenzer SAGE Center lectures available online

The following lectures by SAGE Center Distinguished Fellow Gerd Gigerenzer are available online:

Homo Heuristicus: Rationality for Mortals

Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Health Care

Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions

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