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2014 APS Convention
May 22–25, 2014 | Hilton Union Square | San Francisco, CA

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer

Toward a Science of Awe

Awe remains perhaps the least studied emotion, and the emotion that may most shape our lives. In this talk, I will detail how laboratory and in vivo (near tall trees and expansive views) experiences of awe trigger increased humility, prosociality, and curiosity. I will highlight recent findings illuminating physiological correlates of awe, including covariations with dopamine polymorphisms and cytokine levels. I will conclude with a discussion of our creation of emoticons at Facebook, including those of awe, and their cultural associations.

Dacher Keltner, PhD
University of CA, Berkeley

Find out more about Dr. Keltner


FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

Promoting Leadership Skills in Psychology Students
Through Extracurricular Experience

9:00–10:20 a.m., Union Square 20

Chair: Jason Young (Psi Chi Past President, 2012–13; Hunter College,
CUNY)

Presenters: Jason Young, Susan Becker (Psi Chi Rocky Mountain Regional Vice-President, Colorado Mesa University), Martha Zlokovich (Psi Chi Executive Director)

Psychology students are expected to develop leadership skills that contribute to their subsequent careers. These skills are desirable to potential employers and in graduate education. Leadership skills include communication, consensus building, listening and developing shared goals. Skill development, leadership in the workplace and program assessment issues will be presented.

Implementing Transformative Undergraduate Research Experiences by Encouraging Crowdsourcing Science
10:30-11:50 a.m., Union Square 20

Chair: Jon Grahe (Psi Chi Western Regional Vice-President, Pacific Lutheran University)

Presenters: Erica Baranski (University of California, Riverside), Jason Young (Psi Chi Past-President), Jon Grahe, and Jeffrey Spies (Center for Open Science)
In an attempt to provide transformative undergraduate research experiences, Psi Chi is encouraging involvement in multiple crowdsourcing research projects. Psi Chi invited members (undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty) to participate in these collaborative research projects. Faculty members learned to use the projects as teaching tools and student members could participate as individual or chapter (group) researchers. This session will report on the empirical findings from these projects and discuss ways to implement the studies at other institutions.

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
Toward a Science of Awe

4:30–11:50 p.m., Continental Ballroom 7–9
Dacher Keltner, PhD (University of California, Berkeley

Awe remains perhaps the least studied emotion, and the emotion that may most shape our lives. In this talk, I will detail how laboratory and in vivo (near tall trees and expansive views) experiences of awe trigger increased humility, prosociality, and curiosity. I will highlight recent findings illuminating physiological correlates of awe, including covariations with dopamine polymorphisms and cytokine levels. I will conclude with a discussion of our creation of emoticons at Facebook, including those of awe, and their cultural associations.

Dacher Keltner Book Signing
5:25–5:55 p.m., Continental Ballroom 7–9
Dacher Keltner will sign copies of his book Understanding Emotions, immediately following his Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker Address.





 

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