2019 Faculty Speaker Event with Prof. Julie Norem
"The Benefits of Negative Affect"
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Location: United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007 (parking is free
6:00 to 7:00 PM - Light dinner and social hour
7:00 PM - Presentation by Professor Norem, followed by a brief Q & A
Join us for the 2019 faculty speaker event! Professor Julie K. Norem, Margaret Hamm Professor of Psychology will speak on The Benefits of Negative Affect. Professor Norem's research focuses on personality psychology and optimism and pessimism. She studies the strategies people use to pursue their goals and pioneered the theory of "defensive pessimism" -- a strategy in which people envision the worst outcomes and prepare accordingly. This is outlined in her book, The Positive Power of Negative Thinking. She has also been Associate Editor of both the Journal of Research in Personality and thePersonality and Social Psychology Review. Learn more about Professor Norem and join us for an engaging evening.