2006 - Psychology

Psychological Science:  Origins and Prospects
April 7 – 9, 2006

Join fellow alumni, current graduate students and Yale faculty in Psychology to reflect on the past, present, and further of both the Department and the discipline as a whole. The program includes festive meals and social events and well as panel discussions, a poster session, and special tours.

 

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM


Friday, April 7th


Registration

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration at Rose Alumni House

232 York Street (between Chapel and Elm Streets)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration at University Commons, Woolsey Hall

Corner of Grove & College Streets
       

Pre-Conference Events

11:30 am - 12:30 pm    

Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy Lecture Series

William L. Harkness Hall, Room 116 (College Street near Grove Street)

“Developmental Psychology and Social Policy: Knowledge for Action”

J. Lawrence Aber ’82 PhD
Professor, Department of Applied Psychology
The Steinhardt School of Education, New York University

12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A Satellite Meeting of "Miller Industries"

Location TBA

This event will begin with a lunch for all alumni involved in research with the illustrious Neal E. Miller. Afterwards, in another place open to all, memorabilia from his life will be arrayed, a filmed interview with him will be shown, and people will be encouraged to record their reminiscences of him (to be used in a biography). Interested alumni are encouraged to contact the organizers, one of whom is Edgar "Ted" Coons '64 PhD, at Psych.Alumni@yale.edu.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Special Tour at the Yale Center for British Art

1080 Chapel Street (at High Street) – meet in lobby

Angus Trumble, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, will lead a private tour of the London paintings and drawings of John Virtue.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Special Tour of the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments

15 Hillhouse Avenue

A private tour, with musical demonstrations by the curators, of this exquisite resource in the center of campus.

       
Conference

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Welcoming Remarks

Davies Auditorium, Becton Center (15 Prospect Street)

Jon Butler
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Kelly Brownell
Chair, Department of Psychology

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Panel #1: Modern Roots of Psychology at Yale: Lessons and Memories from the 1950s

Davies Auditorium, Becton Center (15 Prospect Street)

An exploration of what psychology at Yale was like in the 1950s, and how such factors have played out in the intervening decades, and continue to influence the present.
Moderator
   
Laurie Santos
Yale University

Panelists

Gordon Bower ’59 PhD
Stanford University

Jerome Kagan ’54 PhD
Harvard University

William McGuire ’54 PhD
Yale University

Roger Shepard ’55 PhD
Stanford University

Philip Zimbardo ’59 PhD
Stanford University

6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Reception

University Commons, Woolsey Hall
Corner of Grove & College Streets

7:30 pm

Dinner

University Commons, Woolsey Hall
Corner of Grove & College Streets

 


Saturday, April 8th


9:30 am - 11:30 am (includes coffee break)    

Panel #2: How has Psychology Changed, and Where is it Going?
Davies Auditorium, Becton Center (15 Prospect Street)

An exploration of how the various areas of our discipline have changed in recent years, what those changes mean for our field, what current trends in the field are especially notable, and what new exciting trends may lie on the horizon.

Moderator
 
Marcia Johnson
Yale University

Panelists
   
Yuhong Jiang ‘00 PhD
Harvard University

Mark Lepper ‘70 PhD
Stanford University

Tim McNamara ‘84 PhD
Vanderbilt University

Roddy Roediger ‘73 PhD
Washington University, St. Louis

Leslie Zebrowitz ‘70 PhD
Brandeis University

 
Noon - 1:30 pm    

Buffet Lunch

University Commons, Woolsey Hall
Corner of Grove & College Streets

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Poster Session: Current Graduate Student Research

University Commons, Woolsey Hall
Corner of Grove & College Streets

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm    

Panel #3: How Psychology Matters in the Real World
Davies Auditorium, Becton Center (15 Prospect Street)

An exploration of how our research and training can really make a difference to people's lives.

Moderator
   
Kelly Brownell
Yale University

Panelists
   
Anne Beall ‘94 PhD
Beall Research & Training, Inc.

Rachel Chazan Cohen ‘98 PhD
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Elissa Epel ‘99 PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Ellen Langer ‘74 PhD
Harvard University

Betty Ward-Zukerman ‘88 PhD
US Government Accountability Office

Philip Zimbardo ‘59 PhD
Stanford University

6:30 pm

Cocktails & Dinner

Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue

Memories and Lessons from the ‘Roving Microphone’

 


Sunday, April 9th


9:00 - 10:30 am    

Panel #4: The Unity of Psychology
Davies Auditorium, Becton Center (15 Prospect Street)

An exploration of how the different areas of psychology interact, constrain, and relate to each other.

Moderator
   
Paul Bloom
Yale University

Panelists
   
Edgar (Ted) Coons ‘64 PhD
New York University

Carol Dweck ‘72 PhD
Stanford University

Randy Gallistel ‘66 PhD
Rutgers University

James Jones ‘70 PhD
University of Delaware

Peter Salovey ‘86 PhD
Yale University

10:45 am - Noon    

Farewell Brunch

Hall of Graduate Studies Dining Hall (320 York Street)

 

 

 

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