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  • Sat, Aug 4, 2018, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

    2121 Berkeley Way

    Bay Area Training Program in Affective Science - Summer Workshop

    The Bay Area Training Program in Affective Science has a day-long workshop each summer at which trainees from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and Stanford present their research. In its various forms, this Training Program has been funded by NIMH for more than 20 years. The program is committed to broad based training, spanning human and non-human models, multiple disciplines, and social / behavioral …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …