Interdisciplinary Symposia

Beginning in 2012, Psychology in Action has been organizing annual interdisciplinary symposia on the UCLA campus featuring discussion panels that bring together experts from different fields.  So far, these events have been wildly successful, with over 150 in attendance each year and very positive feedback from attendees and speakers alike.

 

Upcoming Events:

Ballot Behavior: Politics & PsychologyBallot Behavior: Politics & Psychology

Monday, May 23, 2016 – CNSI Auditorium
4pm – 5pm: Individual Speaker Presentations
5pm – 6pm: Moderated Panel Discussion
6pm – 7pm: Reception (Lobby)

Presentations by three researchers examining the politics and psychology of voting, followed by a panel discussion with audience Q&A and a reception in the lobby.

Featuring:
– Jesse Graham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, USC
Kerri L. Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Studies, UCLA
Jane Junn, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, USC

Moderated by David O. Sears, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology, UCLA

Funded by the UCLA Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board

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Past Events:

Building Minds: Microchips & Molecules (Photo Highlights)

Monday, May 18, 2015, 4pm – CNSI Auditorium

Presentations by three researchers taking different approaches to creating artificial minds and a philosopher discussing cyborg senses, followed by a panel discussion with audience Q&A and a reception in the lobby.

Featuring:
James K. Gimzewski, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, UCLA
Timothy Busbice, Founder & CTO, Connectomix
Randal A. Koene, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Carboncopies.org
Brian L. Keeley, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Pitzer College

Moderated by Martin M. Monti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neurosurgery, UCLA
Funded by the UCLA Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board

 

 

Criminally Minded: The Psychology and Law of Culpability

Criminally Minded: The Psychology and Law of Culpability

Friday, May 16, 2014, 4pm – CNSI Auditorium

Presentations by experts in the fields of law, neuroimaging, and social psychology, followed by a panel discussion with audience Q&A and a reception in the lobby.

Featuring:
– Jody David Armour, JD, USC Law
– Phillip Atiba Goff, PhD, UCLA Psychology
– Jesse Rissman, PhD, UCLA Psychology
– Dan Simon, SJD, USC Law

Moderated by Tyler Sheets, USC Law
Funded by the UCLA Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board

 

Mental Notes: Music, Cognition, & the Brain

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 5pm – CNSI Auditorium

Presentations by experts in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and music, followed by a panel discussion with audience Q&A and a reception in the lobby.

Featuring:
– Dr. Mark Tramo, UC Los Angeles
– Dr. Sarah Creel, UC San Diego
– Dr. Petr Janata, UC Davis
– Dr. Martin Monti, UC Los Angeles
– David Rosenboom, CalArts
– Sam Torrisi, UC Los Angeles

Moderated by Wes Bonifay, UCLA Psychology and Psychology in Action
Funded by the UCLA Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board

 

 

Psychology on the Big Screen

Friday, May 25th, 2012 – Bridges Theater, UCLA

A panel discussion on the intersection between the science of mental illness and the art of filmmaking.

Featuring:
Jim Uhls, screenwriter (Fight Club)
Gregory Hoblit, director (Primal Fear, Fracture)
Dr. Reef Karim, psychiatric consultant (Thirteen, Bourne Identity)
Dr. Richard Gilbert, professor of Clinical Psychology at LMU

Moderated by Richard LeBeau, UCLA Psychology and Psychology in Action
Funded by the UCLA Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board

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