Join NAMI at UC Davis for our featured meeting with Dr. Kristin H. Lagattuta from the Psychology department on Wednesday January 20th, 2016. Dr. Lagattuta works at the Center for Mind and Brain and has received degrees from both Stanford and the University of Michigan, studying psychology and then emphasizing
into developmental psychology. Much of her work aims at investigating the emotional understanding for adults and children, moral cognition, theory of the mind, social categorization, decision making, and future forecasting. Her work includes the emotional understanding children have in response reminders of future events, causes of fear and worry and negative emotion alleviation. Also the way children think, their emotions and how they affect thinking, optimistic vs pessimistic views expectations of emotions, and children’s’ belief about willpower, transgression, and altruism.
She has examined differences in children vs parents on children’s well-being. Dr. Lagattuta has been recognized for her research and teaching by organizations including the National Science Foundation, and has won awards like the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association Excellence in Teaching Award and the UC Davis Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching.
There will be a lot of interesting ground to cover for all to come and enjoy. She will be leading a discussion of her research, followed by a student driven Q&A. All are welcome.