Hofstra Creativity Week Psychology-themed events

Wednesday, March 15

10:15-11:30 a.m.  How Creativity Innovates Research and Practice in Psychology

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library.

Two Hofstra Psychology Department faculty members discuss how creativity informs 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 associate 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.  Sponsored by the Department of Psychology.

11:40 a.m.    Virtual Reality (VR) Test-Drive

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library.

Learn about the history of virtual reality and explore the various ways you can experience VR at this workshop run by Student Computing Services. Test-drive a virtual reality headset as well.



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