"Social Psychology: Conveying the Science of Everyday Life!" Featuring Dr. Jamie Arndt

Created by Elizabeth Uva Employee on Mar 26, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Register for this upcoming event!

Starts at 2:00 PM ยท Ends at 3:00 PM, EST (America/New_York)

  • Alanya Harter
  • Elizabeth Uva
  • Jennifer Bilello


Jamie Arndt





Teaching social psychology is not only an immense thrill, but also a daunting challenge. The thrills come from the opportunity to communicate the field's insights about the fabric of everyday life, yet challenges quickly follow: How to weave together these myriad insights in a way that is dynamic, connects to students' lives, and presents a coherent picture of the human condition? If we do not meet these challenges, we may find ourselves treating each topic as a distinct form of human behavior. The result can seem like analyses of entirely different beings: one prone to confirmation bias, another to prosocial behavior, yet another to aggression, and so forth.

As a result of attending this one hour event with Jamie Arndt, you will be able to:

          • Create classroom lectures that connect to students' lives

          • Prepare lectures and activities that are engaging and dynamic

          • Discuss methods of teaching social psychology that enable undergraduates to have a coherent picture of the human condition




Jamie Arndt is the 2012 Frederick A. Middlebush Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri (MU). After attending Skidmore College in the eastern United States for his B.A., and the University of Arizona in the west for his Ph.D., he settled in the middle, accepting a position at MU in 1999. During his time at MU he has received the Robert S. Daniel Junior Faculty Teaching Award, the Provost's Junior Faculty Teaching Award, the International Society for Self and Identity Early Career Award, and the University of Missouri Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. He is a founding member of the Social Personality and Health Network, former Chair of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Training Committee, and has served on the editorial board of various journals in the field. He has authored or co-authored scholarly works pertaining to the self, existential motivation, psychological defense, and their implications for many topics, most notably health decision making, creativity, and legal judgment.

Register for this upcoming event!