Dartmouth Events

Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium

Kevin Ochsner, PhD, Columbia University

Thursday, March 7, 2024
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Intended Audience(s): Alumni, Faculty, Postdoc, Staff, Students-Graduate, Students-Undergraduate
Categories: Arts and Sciences, Lectures & Seminars

Please join us in Moore Filene Auditorium at 1:05 p.m. next week on Thursday, March 7, 2024, for a colloquium given by Kevin Ochsner, Professor of Psychology at Columbia University.  

Title:  Evolving Perspectives on Emotion, Emotion Regulation, and their Social Context

Abstract:  Successfully navigating our complex social world involves at least three abilities: perceiving and interpreting other people’s actions and status in our groups, having emotional responses as a consequence of these perceptions and interpretations, and as needed, being able to exert top-down control over all of the above.  This talk will describe the evolution of a general purpose, multi-level, model that helps organize our understanding of the psychological and neural mechanisms underlying these abilities.  Towards that end, the talk will begin with a brief description of the starting point for the model - the study of the self-regulation of emotion - and then will transition into a discussion of how the model can be elaborated to account for the regulation of emotion in social contexts (i.e., the social regulation of emotion).  The talk concludes by considering broader implications of the model for everyday behavior and experience.

Coffee, tea, and cider donuts will be available a few minutes before and after the talk in the foyer space outside of Moore Filene Auditorium.

For more information, contact:
Michelle Powers

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.