DBOS-Stauffer Colloquia and Symposia

The Stauffer Colloquia and Symposia highlight important new developments on the leading edge of applied psychology.  Each talk or symposium has focused on one area in which psychological knowledge is being applied to the resolution of social problems.  Distinguished authorities summarize recent theoretical views or empirical findings, including the results of their own research and applied activities.  Thus the series brings together trenchant new ideas, research results, and fruitful applications bearing on an area of current social interest.  The talks are of value not only to practitioners and researchers, but also to students and lay people interested in these vital and expanding areas of psychology.

Talks marked with a  symbol are linked to streaming video of the event.

All colloquia begin at 4 pm unless otherwise marked. For further information, contact us at john.lavelle@cgu.edu or (909) 607-9016.

 

12/1/2011
Reed Larson (University of Illinois)
"Positive Development in a Disorderly World"
 

  

10/20/2011
John Graham (Penn State)
"Achieving Valid and Cost-Effective Blood Pressure Estimates: Using Ambulatory and Clinic BP Measures and a Planned Missing Data Measurement Design"
 

  

  2/24/2010
Zakary Tormala (Stanford School of Business)
"The Allure of Uncertainty: Implications for Persuasion and Preference"

 

  11/18/2010
Shane Lopez (the Gallup Organization and the Clifton Strengths School)
"Making Ripples: How Hopeful People Transform the Lives of Others."

 

  10/21/2010
Tom Lyon (University of Southern California)
"Encouraging Children’s Disclosures: Implications for Interviewing Children about Abuse."

 

  9/30/2010
Rich Mayer (University of California Santa Barbara)
"Evidence-Based Principles for Multimedia Instruction."

 

  3/4/2010
Alice Eagly (Northwestern University)
"The Evolution of Sex Differences in Social Behavior."

 

  2/4/2010
Rita O'Sullivan (University of North Carolina) and Michelle Jay (University of South Carolina)
"Collaborative Evaluation/Culturally Responsive Evaluation: Two Perspectives."

 

  10/15/2009
Danielle Popp (California State University Fullerton)
"Modeling Homophily over Time with an Actor-Partner Interdependence"

 

  9/24/2009
James Stigler (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Reflections on Mathematics Teaching and How to Improve It"

 

  4/02/2009
Janet Clinton (University of Aukland, New Zealand)
"Do Evaluators Offer a Service to the World or Change the World?"

 

  3/05/2009
Greg Herek (University of California, Davis) 
"Beyond 'Homophobia': What Social Science Tells Us About Sexual Prejudice"

 

  2/19/2009
John Krosnick (Stanford University)
"What Americans Really Think About Climate Change: Attitude Formation and Change in Response to a Raging Scientific Controversy"

 

  11/13/2008
Jerald Greenberg (RAND Corporation)
"Losing Sleep over Injustice: Preventative and Therapeutic Effects of Interactional Justice Training on Insomniac Reactions to Underpayment Inequity"

 

  10/23/2008
P. Wesley Schultz (Professor of Psychology, California State University, San Marcos) 
"Strategies for Encouraging Environmental action"

 

  9/17/2008
Jonathon Schooler (Professor of Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara)
Mind wandering, recovered memories, and other dissociations of meta-awareness

 

  4/24/2008
Jaana Juvonen (Professor of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles)
Bullying and Peer Harassment

 

  3/4/2008
Sonja Lyubomirsky (Professor, University of California Riverside and Associate Editor, The Journal of Positive Psychology)
The How of Happiness

 

  11/15/2007
Dean Gerstein (Vice Provost for Research, Claremont Graduate University)
Chronic Gambling Behavior and its Effects on the Human Environment

 

  9/27/07
Mark Snyder (McKnight Presidential Chair in Psychology and Director of the Center for the Study of the Individual and Society, University of Minnesota)
Individuals, Groups, and Society: the Psychology of Social Action

 

  8/19/07 
Ross Conner (President of the Board, International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation)
Evaluation Across the Globe: Evaluation as a Force for Democracy
Special multimedia address, followed by panel discussion.

 

  4/12/07
Paula Healani Palmer (Assistant Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine; Director of Global Development for USC’s Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California)
Lifestyles and Health Risk Behavior Amid Socio-Economic Change: Results from the ‘Seven Cities Study’ in China

 

  1/23/07
Daniel M. Wegner (Professor of Psychology, Harvard University)
“The Illusion of Conscious Will”

 

  12/7/06
Gian Gonzaga (Senior Research Scientist, eHarmony Labs)
“Building Social Resources Through Sharing Positive Events”

 

8/19/2006
Stauffer Symposium on Applied Psychology
What Constitutes Credible Evidence in Evaluation and Applied Research?

 

  Robert Klitgaard (President, Claremont Graduate University)
"Invisible Evidence"

 

  Stewart I. Donaldson (Professor and Chair of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University)
"Thriving in the Global Zeitgeist of Accountability and Evidence-based Practice"

 

  Russell M. Gersten (Executive Director of Instructional Research Group; Professor Emeritus, College for Education, University of Oregon)
The What Works Clearinghouse Criteria: Underlying Logic

 

  Leonard Bickman (Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University)
Science, Values and Feasibility: Standards for Credible Evidence"
  Gary T. Henry (Professor of Public Policy, Georgia State University)
When Credibility is Not Enough: What to do When Getting it Right Matters

Reaction Panel – "Limitations of Experimental Approaches"
Michael Scriven (Professor of Philosophy and Evaluation, University of Western Michigan)
Jennifer Greene (Professor of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Sharon F. Rallis (Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor in Education Policy and Reform, University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Sandra Mathison (Professor of Education, University of British Columbia at Vancouver)
Thomas Schwandt (Professor of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

 

  Michael Scriven (Professor of Philosophy and Evaluation, University of Western Michigan)
Gunfight at the Causation Corral: Let's Run those Clantons out of Tombstone!"

 

  Jennifer Greene (Professor of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Evidence as 'Proof' and Evidence as ‘Inkling’

 

  Sharon F. Rallis (Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor in Education Policy and Reform, University of Massachusetts Amherst)
"Considering Rigor and Probity: Qualitative Pathways to Credible Evidence"

 

  Thomas Schwandt (Professor of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"Bases of Substantiation: Hierarchies of Evidence or Methodological Appropriateness?" 

 

  Sandra Mathison (Professor of Education, University of British Columbia at Vancouver)
"Seeing is Believing: The Credibility of Visual Imagery" 

Reaction Panel – “The Limitations of Non-Experimental Approaches 
Leonard Bickman (Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University)
Gary T. Henry (Professor of Public Policy, Georgia State University) 

 

  Melvin M. Mark (Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation, Penn State)
"Credibility and Other Criteria for 'Good Evidence': Integrating Diverse Perspectives, Toward Better Judgements About Evaluation and Applied Research"
 

 

  3/30/06
Jeanne Nakamura (Quality of Life Research Center, Claremont Graduate University)
“The Role of Positive Experience in Adulthood”

 

  1/25/06
Fritz Strack (Professor of Psychology, Universitat Wurzberg)
“Reflective and Impulsive Determinants of Social Behavior”

 

  12/12/05
Margaret Shih (Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan)
“Eliciting Positive Outcomes through Multiple Identities”

 

  12/9/05
Jin Nam Choi (Assistant Professor of Organisational Psychology, McGill University)
“Group-Level Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Effects of Group Composition, Leader, and Coworker Characteristics”

 

  12/8/05
Eusebio Alvaro (Research Faculty Member, Claremont Graduate University)
“Psychology Theories in Applied Contexts: The Theory of Planned Behavior and Organ Donation”

 

  12/6/05
Michael Hogg (Professor of Psychology and Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow, University of Queensland)
“Social Identity and Leadership”

 

  11/29/05
Eden B. King (Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, George Mason University)
“Stigma at Work: Manifestations, Consequences, and Strategies for Remediation”

 

  10/10/05
Ellen A. Ensher (Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University)
“Power Mentoring”

 

  3/24/05
Hallie Preskill (Professor of Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque)
“Reframing Organizational Issues through Appreciative Inquiry: Implications for
Applied Research and Evaluation”

 

  3/1/2005
Don Read (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
“The Recovered Memory/False Memory Debate”

 

1/23/2004
Stauffer Symposium on Applied Psychology:
The Rise of Applied Psychology

 

  Stewart I. Donaldson (Professor and Chair of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University)
The Emergence & Future of Applied Psychology

 

  Diane Halpern (President, American Psychological Association; Director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children; Professor of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College)
"Applying the Science of Psychology to a Public that Distrusts Science and (Often) Prefers Parapsychology"
  Robert Rosenthal (Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside)
Interpersonal Expectations and Covert Communication in Classrooms, Clinics, Corporations, and Courtrooms

 

  Elizabeth Loftus (President, Western Psychological Association; Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Irvine)
"Contributions from the Study of Law & Psychology: Memory Research Applied to Real World Problems"

 

  Patricia M. Greenfield (Professor of Psychology, UCLA; Director, Children's Digital Media Center)
Bridging Cultures in the Classroom: From Research to Practice"

 

  Albert Bandura (David Starr Jordan Professor of Social Science in Psychology, Stanford University)
“Going Global with Social Cognitive Theory”

 

  Stanley Sue (Director of the National Research Center on Asian American Mental Health and Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis)
“Research to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health: Some Lessons Learned”

 

  Dale E. Berger (Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University)
Preparing for a Surprising and Rewarding Career Applying the Science of Psychology

 

Panel of Presenters to Respond to Audience Questions
Facilitated by Kathy Pezdek (Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University)
 

 

  10/28/2004
Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo (RAND Corporation)
“Developmental Psychology: Its Place in Policy Research”

 

  2/26/04
Ariella Lehrer (CEO, Legacy Interactive Software)
“Software Development: Interesting New Applications of Psychology”

 

  11/11/2003
Robert Klitgaard (Dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School)
“Corruption - Research and Experiences Behind Tropical Gangsters"

 

  3/26/2003
Robert Rosenthal (Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside)
“Nonverbal Communication Classrooms, Clinics, and Courtrooms”

 

  12/5/02
Richard Strayer (CEO, Strayer Consulting Group, Inc.)
“A Day in the Life of an OD Consultant.”

 

  10/12/2002
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (C.S. and D.J. Davidson Professor of Psychology and Management and Director of Quality of Life Research Center, Claremont Graduate University)
“A Report from the Gallup Institute’s Positive Psychology Summit”

2/24/2001
Stauffer Symposium on Applied Psychology:
Evaluating Social Programs and Problems
 

 

  Michael Scriven (Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University)
“Evaluation in the New Millennium: the Transdisciplinary Vision”

 

  Joseph S. Wholey (Professor of Public Administration, University of Southern California)
“Improving Performance and Accountability: Responding to Emerging Management Challenges”
  David Fetterman (Professor and Director of MA Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation, School of Education, Stanford University)
“Empowerment Evaluation Strikes a Responsive Chord”

 

  Yvonna S. Lincoln (Ruth Harrington Chair of Educational Leadership and University Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Texas A&M University)
“Fourth Generation Evaluation in the New Millennium”

 

  Donna M. Mertens (Professor of Education, Gallaudet University)
“The Inclusive View of Evaluation: Visions for the New Millennium”

 

  Stewart I. Donaldson (Professor and Chair of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University)
“Theory-Driven Program Evaluation in the New Millennium”

 

  William D. Crano (Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University)
“Theory-Driven Evaluation and Construct Validity”

 

  Edith P. Thomas (National Program Leader for Nutrition and Food Security in the Families, 4-H and Nutrition Unit of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture)
“Evaluating Social Programs and Problems: A Discussant’s View”

 

  Bianca L. Guzman (Assistant Professor of Chicano Studies, California State University, Los Angeles, and Director of Research, CHOICES)
“Examining the Role of Cultural Competency in Program Evaluation: Visions for New Millennium Evaluators”

 

  Melvin M. Mark (Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation, Penn State)
“Toward a Integrative View of the Theory and Practice of Program and Policy Evaluation”


Last updated 2/9/11.