Archives for "Psychology"

Friday

March 12, 2010 3:35 pm

Dartmouth College philosophy professor to discuss free will

Adina Roskies, an assistant professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College, discusses the limitations and potential for neuroscience in the study of free will at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in Pettengill Hall’s Keck Classroom.

Thursday

February 4, 2010 4:47 pm

Psychologist to discuss 'contact hypothesis' and implications for reducing prejudice

Rupert Brown will discuss the “contact hypothesis,” the argument that contact among members of different groups will reduce existing prejudice and improve social relations between them.

Friday

January 15, 2010 11:13 am

Psychologist to discuss unconscious mind and its relation to behavior

Mahzarin Banaji, a social psychologist at Harvard University, visits Bates College to discuss what happens when well-intentioned people behave in ways that deviate from their own consciously stated intentions. Her talk takes place at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Wednesday

December 23, 2009 6:12 am

The Right Questions

Wagner’s peace psychology journal adds to the discussion about torture and interrogation.

Wednesday

November 11, 2009 10:53 am

Psychologist to discuss mechanisms of will and self-control at Bates College

Roy Baumeister, an influential social psychologist at Florida State University, visits Bates College to discuss the mental processes enabling individuals to control their behavior at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

The talk is open to the public at no charge. For more information, please call 207-786-8204.

Friday

October 30, 2009 12:39 pm

Expert on rising rates of mental illness to speak at Bates College

Liah Greenfeld, an authority on the causes and implications of rising rates of mental illness, delivers the lecture “The Burden of Our Time: Mental Illness in Contemporary America” at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Bates College’s Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Sponsored by the sociology, politics and psychology departments, the event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please contact this fduina@bates.edu.

Wednesday

October 14, 2009 2:39 pm

Expert on social power to speak at Bates

Pamela K. Smith, an expert on ways that social power affects cognitive abilities, gives a lecture titled “The Social Cognition of Power: From Abstract Thinking to Executive Functions” at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in the Keck Classroom (Room G52) of Pettingill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Wednesday

September 30, 2009 3:53 pm

The New York Times interviews Sam Duvall '05, agent of rising tennis starts Isner and Oudin

A New York Times story notes that Sam Duvall ’05, a philosophy major at Bates, represents both John Isner, who…

Wednesday

September 30, 2009 3:13 pm

Faculty grant recipients honored in gathering

Bates faculty members are active scholars, and many receive external grants to support their scholarship. Faculty in fields as diverse…

Wednesday

July 15, 2009 4:12 pm

Psychologist awarded grant for eyewitness testimony research

A psychology professor at Bates College has won a National Science Foundation grant to study the effects of interaction between interviewers and eyewitnesses in obtaining testimony.