DBOS-Stauffer Symposium on Applied Psychology

The Rise of Applied Psychology: Rewarding Careers & New Frontiers for Improving the Human Condition

Panel Discussion at "The Rise of Applied Psychology (from left to right): Dale Berger, Albert Bandura, Elizabeth Loftus, Diane Halpern, Stanley Sue, Robert Rosenthal, & Patricia Greenfield

January 24, 2004: The 2nd Stauffer Symposium on Applied Psychology at Claremont Graduate University was a smashing success, with 467 participants gathering on a beautiful Southern California day in the newly renovated Garrison Theater.

Guests from San Diego to Seattle and from Santa Barbara to New York came to hear about how psychological science is now being used to improve many aspects of American society, as well as to prevent the spread of HIV and other social problems in many other parts of the world.  A range of rewarding and exciting new career opportunities for those with a bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree in psychology were also presented and discussed.

To view video of many of these talks, visit the DBOS Online Video Library.

This classic and cutting edge work in applied psychology has been captured in our Second Stauffer Symposium book, The Rise of Applied Psychology, edited by Stewart I. Donaldson, Dale E. Berger, and Kathy Pezdek. 

 

 

 

 

The Event

On January 24th, 2004, prominent scholars gathered at the Claremont Colleges to discuss some of the latest research and evaluations of theory-driven and empirically-based interventions and applications of psychological science.  Rewarding career opportunities in applied psychology and evaluation were also explored.


Stanley Sue chats before the Symposium with CGU student Ashaki Jackson.

Participants learned about classic and cutting-edge work in areas such as self-efficacy based programming via the mass media, health promotion and disease prevention, work and family balance, law and psychology, career and organizational development, the science of learning and education, child development and parenting, racial and ethnic disparities in mental health, and the power of expectations in classrooms, clinics, corporations, and courtrooms.


Dr. Robert Rosenthal chats after the Symposium with two guests.

Speakers/Authors

Albert Bandura – David Starr Jordan Professor of Social Science in Psychology, Stanford University

Diane Halpern – President of the American Psychological Association, Director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children & Professor of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College

Elizabeth Loftus – President-Elect of the Western Psychological Association & Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Irvine

Robert Rosenthal – Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, Formerly Chair & Professor of Psychology at Harvard University

Patricia M. Greenfield - Professor of Psychology, UCLA & Director of the Children's Digital Media Center

Stanley Sue – Director of the National Research Center on Asian American Mental Health & Professor of Psychology at University of California, Davis

Dale Berger – Past-President of the Western Psychological Association & Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University

Stewart Donaldson - Chair of Psychology & Dean of the School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation, Claremont Graduate University


CGU Symposium Volunteers with Dr. Albert Bandura

Schedule

Morning Session

8:30-9:00 am: Registration & Coffee

9:00–9:10am: Welcoming Remarks
Steadman Upham
President, Claremont Graduate University

9:10–9:35am: “The Emergence & Future of Applied Psychology”
Stewart Donaldson
Chair of Psychology & Dean of the School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation, Claremont Graduate University

9:35–10:15am: "Applying the Science of Psychology to a Public that Distrusts Science and (Often) Prefers Parapsychology"
Diane Halpern
President of the American Psychological Association, Director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children & Professor of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College

10:15–10:55am: “Interpersonal Expectations and Covert Communication in Classrooms, Clinics, Corporations, and Courtrooms”
Robert Rosenthal
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, Formerly Chair & Professor of Psychology at Harvard University 

10:55 – 11:20am: Mid-Morning Break

11:20–12:00pm: “Contributions from the Study of Law & Psychology: Memory Research Applied to Real World Problems"
Elizabeth Loftus
President of the Western Psychological Association & Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Irvine

12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch
Guests will be provided with directions to local restaurants, cafes, and student cafeterias for lunch options.

Afternoon Session

1:30–2:10pm:   “Bridging Cultures in the Classroom: From Research to Practice"
Patricia M. Greenfield
Professor of Psychology, UCLA, & Director of the Children's Digital Media Center

2:10-3:10pm:    “Going Global with Social Cognitive Theory”
Albert Bandura
David Starr Jordan Professor of Social Science in Psychology, Stanford University

3:10-3:30pm: Afternoon Break

3:30-4:10pm:     "Research to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health:  Some Lessons Learned"
Stanley Sue
Director of the National Research Center on Asian American Mental Health & Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis

4:10 – 4:50pm: "Preparing for a Surprising and Rewarding Career
Applying the Science of Psychology"
Dale Berger
Past-President of the Western Psychological Association & Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University

4:50- 5:30: Panel of the Presenters to Respond to Audience Questions
                   Facilitated by:
                   Kathy Pezdek, Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University

                  Stewart Donaldson, Chair of Psychology & Dean of the
                  School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation
                  Claremont Graduate University

5:30-6:15pm Wine & Cheese Reception

 

For more information on the symposium and the resulting volume, contact Paul Thomas at Paul.Thomas@cgu.edu, (909) 607-9016.

For information on graduate courses, workshops, and degree programs in Applied Psychology, click here.