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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 607-9013.
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."
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)
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)
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
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"
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”
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”