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GRCC Hosting Second Psychology Speaker Series Event Nov. 20

GRCC Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center located at 151 Fountain St.

Grand Rapids Community College is hosting the second installment in its 10th annual Psychology Speaker Series. William Chopik, assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University, will be presenting from 1-2:30 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 20 in the Applied Technology Center, room 168. 

In Chopik’s presentation, “Dating in the modern age: What online dating and mobile apps can tell us about finding (and keeping) a romantic partner,” he will discuss navigating one’s way through finding valuable connections and relationships with technology. 

“Attendees will gain an increased understanding and appreciation for how relationships emerge and persist in online dating and mobile dating applications,” Frank Conner, GRCC professor of psychology and organizer of the event, said in a statement.  

Following this lecture, there will be two more presentations in the psychology speaker series:

“Portable Device Use and Learning in the 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 are free and open to the public.