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ESP Biography



LAUREN SHAPIRO, UC Santa Cruz Psychology Graduate Student




Major: Psychology

College/Employer: UC Santa Cruz

Year of Graduation: 2012

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Lauren is a 2nd year graduate student in Developmental Psychology at UC Santa Cruz. Her research explores the role of discourse in the development of sense of self and relationship. Currently, she is studying how humor might facilitate identity management in conversations between friends.



Past Classes

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S663: "We Won't Get Fooled Again": Statistics Interpreted in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
Statistics are an important tool for summarizing, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Often, however, statistics are misinterpreted and incorrectly reported on. Join us to learn a few basic concepts and how to avoid some common misconceptions. You won’t get fooled again!


L664: Failure in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
Most human societies stigmatize failure. In the past, failure often led to people being ostracized and ignored. Today, however, we're lucky to be in one of the failure-accepting societies in human history. Join our discussion about failure, being wrong, and why it's ok (and crucial!) to make mistakes!


S427: The Psychology of Love in Splash! Spring 2009 (Apr. 04 - 05, 2009)
In this course we will survey several seminal psychological theories regarding the nature, development, and maintenance of love and romantic relationships.


S169: Psychology Sampler in Splash! Fall 2008 (Oct. 18, 2008)
In this class we'll cover some findings in the field of Psychology that you might find relevant to your daily life. Sampling from several subfields of the discipline, we'll address questions such as: How do we improve our memory? How do parenting practices impact child behavior? What hinders and helps romantic relationships? Feel free to bring your own questions about what psychologists have found or what they do.