DEPARTMENT of PSYCHOLOGY
2019-2020 COLLOQUIUM SERIES
Psychology Alumni Lecture
Nilam Ram, PhD
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, and Psychology
Pennsylvania State University
“Intraindividual Variability in Emotion at Multiple Time-Scales: Individuals Interacting with Media, Each Other, and Age”
Digital media are reshaping how and when individuals engage with each other and with the world around them. These same technologies provide new opportunities to observe and modify individuals’ emotional experiences as they unfold across time – second-to-second, hour-to-hour, year-to-year. Using intensive longitudinal data from survey panels, experience sampling studies, social media, and laboratory observations, I illustrate how consideration of zooms, tensions, and switches (ZOOTS) is informing our understanding of person-context transactions – in particular, how media, social relationships, and age are intertwined with the dynamics of emotional life.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Coffee/cookies at 3:15pm.
Reception will be held after the talk.