ICS Colloquium: June Gruber, Ph.D.

Title: The Problems and Promise of Emotions in College During Emerging Adulthood

Presenter: June Gruber, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at CU Boulder, June Gruber will present a talk based on the below abstract:

Emerging adulthood is a distinct lifespan period straddling adolescence and young adulthood juxtaposing a dizzying duality of psychological resilience and risk. In this talk, I will describe why positive emotion difficulties may be especially important to consider during this lifespan period among college students. I will do so by describing a motivated affective science framework for conceptualizing and measuring positive emotion disturbance. This work will be situated in the context of the recently launched project “Examining Milestones in Emotion Regulation, Growth, & Education (EMERGE)” -- in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Education, College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center, University Exploration and Advising Center, Center for STEM Learning, and the Office of Data Analytics at CU Boulder -- that aims to examine multiple aspects of emotional health, decision-making, and academic performance in CU students across their first year of college. I will conclude by proposing an integrative research and teaching approach to tackle these puzzles that emphasizes collaborative and synergistic engagement across scientists, the university campus, and public to understand and ameliorate emotional challenges during the college years.

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Muenzinger Psychology, Rooms D428 and D430 on the fourth floor
1905 Colorado Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309

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Faculty, Alumni, Students, Graduate Students, Postdoc

College, School & Unit

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Institute of Cognitive Science


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