News and Events
November 7, 2013
The annual Richey Lecture will be held on Thursday, November 7th at 7pm. Our speaker will be Hazel Markus, Ph.D., a Davis-Brack Professor from Stanford University. Dr. Markus will present "Clash! How to Thrive in the Multicultural World" at the St. Louis Room in the Busch Student Center. The lecture is open to the public.
As the world gets smaller, people with different cultural backgrounds are colliding more than ever before. Everyday tensions between men and women, whites and people of color, richer and poorer people, and people with Eastern and Western heritage undermine productivity and well-being in our schools and workplaces. Although each conflict seems unique, many stem from the same root cause: the clash of independence (people's individual, unique, and in-control side) and interdependence (people's relational, conforming, and adjusting side). Tensions flare when people using their more independent side come into contact with people using their more interdependent side. Drawing on thousands of studies from across the social sciences, business, medicine, and law, our approach explains not only how the independence-interdependence divide can ignite conflict, but also how we can harness these culture clashes for good.
About the Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture
The Dr. Marjorie H. Richey Lecture was established in 1996 by SLU alumna Ann Beatty, Ph.D., CEO of Psychological Associates Inc., in St. Louis. The lectureship honors her mentor, Marjorie Richey, who died in 2005. Richey retired in 1993 after nearly 30 years on the University faculty.
December 6, 2013
A Psychology Department Colloquium will be held on Friday, December 6th at 1pm in BSC 256. Our speaker will be Greg Norman, Ph.D. Assistant Professor from University of Chicago.
April 16, 2014
The Eleventh Annual Psychology Capstone Symposium is on Wednesday, April 16th from 3:30-5:00 in BSC 171. This special event is co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Studies Program and our chapter of Psi Chi, the national honors society in psychology.
The symposium is one way that the Psychology Department celebrates our majors' accomplishments in psychology. You are invited to come to visit with psychology majors presenting posters summarizing their capstone projects. Come see posters created by our students who completed Human Services practica experiences (PSY 487), research projects (PSY 401, PSY 488) and Critical Thinking about Psychology (PSY 490) classes.
Refreshments are provided. Awards recognizing excellent posters will be presented between 5:00 and 5:30 pm in BSC 172-173. We hope to see you there!!
Psi Chi LectureThe annual Psi Chi Lecture will be Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7pm in the Busch Student Center 172-173. Our speaker will be Dan McAdams, Ph.D., Northwestern University. The lecture is open to the public. If you have further questions, you may contact Beth Glauber at (314) 977-2301.