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  • Wed, Nov 16, 2016, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

    5101 Tolman Hall

    Truman Capote and the IPAR Creative Writers Project

    Presenter: Panel Discussion

    In 1958, the young American writer Truman Capote came to Berkeley to participate in a study of creative writers being conducted at the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research (IPAR). As part of this study, he completed a number of psychological tests, was observed participating in group activities, and was interviewed by the IPAR staff. In our ongoing efforts to digitize and preserve …

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  • Fri, Sep 23, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    5101 Tolman Hall

    Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success

    Presenter: Jessica L. Tracy, Professor, University of British Columbia

    Why did Paul Gauguin abandon middle-class life to follow the path of a starving artist? What inspired Bill Gates to give away so much of his hard-won fortune? How has Donald Trump succeeded so excessively, when his winning style could easily be his greatest liability? As the renowned emotion researcher Jessica Tracy reveals in Take Pride, each of these superachievers has been motivated by …

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