2020-21 Psychology Lecture Series: Intervention Science: Harnessing Psychology to Address Oppressive Systems

Submitted by Angela Draheim Academic Program Coordinator and Departmental Web Specialist
September 17, 2020 - 10:19 am

The psychology department welcomes you to join us for this year's lecture series which will explore various elements of “Intervention Science” by inviting four scientists specializing in intervention research who apply psychological research to solve real world problems of systemic and interpersonal racism. All lectures will be held virtually via Zoom. Look for individual speaker announcements or the speakers' respective event calendar info linked below for more lecture and access details. All informal chats with speakers will use the same virtual access details as the respective lecture presentation.


Wednesday, September 30; 4:45 pm; virtual access details

Dr. Dorainne Green (Indiana University at Bloomington) will speak on “Managing Emotions in the Face of Discrimination: Implications for Individual and Group Outcomes.” Starting at 4:15 pm, Dr. Green will be available for an informal chat with students/faculty/staff before the lecture presentation.


Friday, October 2; 2:45 pm; virtual access details

Dr. Valerie Jones Taylor (Lehigh University) will speak on Virtual Interracial Contact: leveraging the possibilities of VR to improve interracial interactions.” Dr. Taylor will be available for a 30-minute informal virtual chat with students/faculty/staff after the lecture presentation.


Friday, October 23, 2020; 2:45 pm, virtual access details

Dr. Riana Eyse Anderson (University of Michigan) will speak on "Healing racial trauma: Focusing on racial socialization as a CBT strategy for Black youth." Dr. Anderson will be available for a 30-minute informal chat with students/faculty/staff after the lecture presentation.


Wednesday, April 14; 4:45 pm, virtual access details

Maneeza Dawood, M.A., M. Phil.  (Columbia University) will speak on Topic TBA. Maneeza will be available for an informal chat with students/faculty/staff at a time TBA.

Maneeza is a fifth-year doctoral student at the Department of Psychology at Columbia University, working with Dr. Valerie Purdie-Greenaway. She is broadly interested in identity and intersectionality with a particular focus on Muslim adolescents. Using longitudinal, daily diary, and social network analysis methods, she investigates identity-based motivation and interventions to promote civic behavior and academic success.

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