Dr. James Kaufman (California State University San Bernardino)
The social psychology group at CGU calls its colloquium/symposium/brown-bag meetings "Social Socials" because they are doubly social – they are about social psychology and they are a social event that brings together faculty, graduate students, visitors and anyone who is interested in social psychology. We meet every two weeks during each semester, usually for an hour at lunch time. Everyone with an interest in social psychology is welcome – we provide lunch and informative and interesting speakers on a wide variety of topics in social psychology. Social Socials are a balanced mix of basic and applied scientific presentations from graduate students and local and visiting social psychologists, as well as career development-oriented presentations, discussions, and workshops. Each May we look forward to a two-hour "thesis fair” where social students who have just completed their master's thesis or doctoral dissertation tell us about their research.
The Social Social program is organized, coordinated, and run by social psychology students – Amber Gaffney and Fiona Grant are the current organizers.
For a full schedule and a listing of some recent talks, visit the Social Socials webpage.