Grand Rapids Community College is hosting its 10th annual Psychology Speaker Series that will include four presentations. The first one, regarding race and police use of force, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 1-2 p.m. in the Applied Technology Center, room 168.
Joseph Cesario, associate professor of Psychology at Michigan State University, will be presenting data he’s collected over the course of a few years regarding real-world and simulated laboratory shootings.
“Over 10 years, we will have had over 40 speakers,” GRCC psychology professor Frank Conner said in a news release. “The topics have ranged from hypnosis, gender differences in sports, the treatment of ADHD, genetics, sex therapy, the origins of morality, and what makes a ‘good enough’ parent.”
This year’s presentations include:
“Dating in the Modern Age: What Online Dating and Mobile Apps Can Tell Us about Finding (and Keeping) a Romantic Partner,” Nov. 20, 1-2:30 p.m. – William Chopik, MSU assistant professor of psychology, will present on challenges and possible solutions to dating and will touch on the science of relationships.
“Portable Device Use and Learning in the Modern Age,” Feb. 11, 1-2:30 p.m. – Susan Ravizza, associate professor of psychology at MSU, will discuss attention and memory issues associated with smartphones and other portable devices.
“What Do We Know about the Psychology of Doing ‘Work’ Together?” March 18, 1-2:30 p.m. – Richard Deshon, professor of psychology at MSU, will address work collaboration, team effectiveness and trust and the challenges associated with them.
All presentations will be held in the ATC building. They are free of charge and open to the public.