Sarah Rose Cavanagh
Sarah Rose Cavanagh, author of the Fall 2018 Guilt Free Book Club Book The Spark of Learning, gave the CTL’s 2019 Distinguished Lecture.
Sarah Rose Cavanagh is a psychologist, professor, and Associate Director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College. Her research considers whether the strategies people choose to regulate their emotions and the degree to which they successfully accomplish this regulation can predict trajectories of psychological functioning over time. Her most recent research project, funded by the Davis Educational Foundation, focuses on whether giving students tools from emotion regulation at the start of class can improve their same-day and semester-long learning. Sarah’s first book, The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion, was published in 2016. Her second book, HIVEMIND: The Power and Perils of Our Collective Social Selves, will be published by Grand Central Publishing in 2019. She gives keynote addresses and workshops at a variety of colleges and regional conferences, blogs for Psychology Today, and writes essays for The Chronicle of Higher Education. She’s also on Twitter too much, at @SaRoseCav.
Additionally Sarah hosted a discussion with First 5 Faculty at 10am (POM Millikin 1249), and be was available for informal lunch discussion at 12pm (Honnold Mudd Library Honnold Conference Room).