Creativity Week: How Creativity Innovates Research and Practice in Psychology

Two Hofstra Psychology Department faculty members discuss how creativity informs the application of virtual reality in psychotherapy and positive psychology principles in enhancing children’s education.
Computer Science, Gaming and Virtual Reality Psychotherapy: A Creative Progression
In this talk, Mitchell Schare, Hofstra professor of psychology, discusses how basic computer science research of the 1980s and ’90s spawned the gaming industry, enabling further development of modern virtual reality. While many applications of virtual reality technology exist, Dr. Schare explores and demonstrates the use of virtual environments for psychotherapy purposes.

Positive Education
Jeffrey Froh, Hofstra assistant professor of psychology, discusses positive education as the answer to the call for education reform. Teachers, psychologists, administrators, and school staff must understand and appreciate the role character strengths play in our children’s education. Making children happier is as important as increasing their GPAs. It is imperative that we see how critical it is to have education that emphasizes increasing children’s positive emotions, engagement, positive relationships, meaning in life, achievement, and health.

 

 

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Creativity Week investigates innovation and creativity across multiple disciplines -- science, computing, business, the arts, and medicine -- and through diverse activities and events that include keynote addresses by choreographer Twyla Tharp and psychologist Keith Sawyer, hands-on workshops, scholarly presentations, and artistic performances.

Monday - Friday, March 13-17, 2017

For a full list of events, go to Creativity Week at Hofstra University webpage

 

Creativity Week is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required for all events. To register visit Creativty Week events registration

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cost:

Free

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Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


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Hofstra cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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