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11/7/13:Michelle McCauley Presents at Speaker Series
picture of Michelle McCauleyMichelle McCauley, professor of psychology at Middlebury College, spoke about her research on Thursday, November 7 at 11 a.m. in The Gorge. Her research focuses on applying cognitive, social, and developmental theory to problems across multiple domains. She oversees two applied labs: the Children’s Memory Project and the newly developed Conservation Psychology Lab. She occasionally serves as an expert witness and has edited one book dealing with international perspectives on child maltreatment: Child Abuse: A Global View (2001). She received her BA from the University of Iowa in 1985 and her MS and PhD form Florida International University in 1993 and 1995, respectively. Her talk to the GMC community will focus on the work she does in conservation psychology.

10/16/13: Prof. Sellers Presents Faculty Colloquium
On Wednesday October 16, prof. Jen Sellers (psychology) will give her sabbatical report on the psychological influence of testosterone on empathy and leadership. Lunch will be served. The talk is in Terrace 124 at noon. The next colloquium will be on October 30, with prof. Meriel Brooks (biology) speaking.

Fall Psychology Speaker Series Kicks Off with Co-Director of the Metta Earth Institute
From the GMC Journal
Week of September 16, 2013

A practitioner of yoga for more than twenty years, Russell Comstock is certified in both Interdisciplinary and Jivamukti Yoga, and makes a public presentation at 1 p.m. in the Bogue Movement Studio Thursday, September 19. He is a founding member of the Green Yoga Association and serves on the Green Yoga Council. With extensive experience directing programs in wilderness, adventure, and experiential education, Russell integrates a steady intention to help humans connect more compassionately with the earth and with each other. He has recently completed a handbook called: Metta Earth Yoga – Contemplative Ecological Practices for a Sustainable Future. The event is Free and open to the public and is sponsored by the College's psychology program.

Prof. Jen Sellers and other GMC Staff Presented at Higher Education Conference
From the GMC Journal
Week of March 26, 2012

Prof. Jen Sellers (psychology), director of academic support services Christina Fabrey, Wellness Center director Heidie Vazquez-Garcia, and Learning Center associate Svea Miller all presented at the 2012 Vermont Women in Higher Education conference held March 22 – 23 in Killington, Vt. The conference theme was Vermont Strong: Renew, Regrow, Rebuild and was attended by over 100 higher education professionals across the state.

Prof. Sam Edwards and Prof. Vance Jackson Presents “The Effect of Technology on Addressing Emotions in Dispute Resolution: Using the Right Tools for the Job”
From the GMC Journal
Week of February 27, 2012

Prof. Sam Edwards (environmental studies) and prof. Vance Jackson (psychology) recently gave a conference presentation titled “The Effect of Technology on Addressing Emotions in Dispute Resolution: Using the Right Tools for the Job” at the Cyberweek conference sponsored by the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts and Creighton University School of Law’s Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. Their presentation examined how the various forms of communication affect emotions and gave recommendations for matching technology with types of disputes.


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