Bringing the U to You Lecture Series: Rachel Severson, UM
- Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
- Great Falls, Montana
Bringing the U to You Lecture Series presents UM professor Rachel Severson and “Screen Time and Green Time: Effects of Increased Technology on Children’s Development.”
Thursday, February 7 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Great Falls College MSU
2100 16th Ave S.
Great Falls, Montana
To Purchase Tickets:
Entire Series: $25
Call 406-899-0277 to purchase the entire series.
Series tickets are also available at Kaufman's and Leslie's Hallmark in Holiday Village Mall.
Individual Lecture (at door): $10 General Admission, $5 Students
Rachel Severson, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Montana, is the director of the Minds Lab, where she and her research team investigate how children attribute minds and internal states to human and non-human others, such as animals and robots – what is referred to as anthropomorphism.
In her talk, “Screen Time and Green Time: Effects of Increased Technology on Children’s Development,” Severson will explore current times in which 89 percent of teens have smartphones and 70 percent use social media multiple times each day. She will review implications of increased pervasiveness of technologies, decreased time in nature and the effects on children’s physical and cognitive development.
One focus of her research is pretense, whereby children are just pretending, much in the way they do with stuffed animals and other toys. In addition to teaching and research, Severson is director of UM’s Experimental Psychology Doctoral Program.
She holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Washington. Prior to joining the UM faculty in 2016, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia, an instructor at Western Washington University and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Oslo.
*Bringing the U to You Lecture Series is a collaborative effort of the UM Alumni Association and MSU Alumni Foundation.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the MSU Alumni Foundation at 855-850-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Alumni Foundation
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