The Blame Game

By Katherine Duke '05

A certain current Amherst student—let’s give her the pseudonym “Cassie”—and her friend made a decoration for Family Weekend this year: a pumpkin with an A carved in it. “We put a strobe light in it,” Cassie says. “I was so proud of it. All my friends said it was the coolest thing they’d ever seen.”

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In the Department of Psychology at Amherst College, we employ a diverse range of methodologies in our pursuit of a better understanding of human behavior and experience. While practicality demands that any particular study focus on but a few variables, we realize that real behaviors result from a complex web of interacting influences. Studies of physiological, developmental, social, personality, cognitive, abnormal, and cross-cultural psychology all contribute to our overall understanding.

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This is my office for tonight :) (Taken with Instagram at Battery Park City Esplanade)

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‎”Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.” - Wilfred Peterson

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What’s Important To You? (#WITY) is a Be Social Change photo movement aimed at collecting and sharing what’s important to people in making the world a better place. By exploring and raising awareness about the values we hold in creating social change, we can begin inspiring each other to take action and make a difference. You can share What’s Important To You with the Be Social Change community two easy ways:

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Take a photo of yourself displaying words that illustrate What’s Important To You in making the world a better place. Be as simple or creative as you’d like. If you already have a great photo that illustrates What’s Important To You but does not include words, please provide a title and short description along with the photo (examples below). If you would like to edit or use filters of your photos you can use this web app. Next, copy and paste the below information into an email, fill it out, and send it along with your attached photo to WITY@BeSocialChange.com

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Why it’s important to me: This photo represents the truest, most raw pieces of life: Friendship. It was taken in London, and while not everyone knew each other in this photo before it was taken, the friendships and love that have grown since it was snapped are inspired and precious. It is a reminder that in our lives of hustle, bustle, business-making and deep desires to leave legacies, that we exchange ideas, share vulnerabilities and enjoy the company of those we care about and love. 

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Sunday view while writing :) (Taken with Instagram at 90W Residences)

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creativemornings:

As a supplement to today’s CreativeMornings/NewYork with Jamer Hunt, here is Charles and Ray Eames’ fascinating Powers of Ten film depicting the concept of scale.

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workisnotajob:

“The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” - Charles DuBois

workisnotajob: “My dear friend, clear your mind of can’t.” -...

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workisnotajob:

“My dear friend, clear your mind of can’t.” - Samuel Johnson.

workisnotajob: “We cannot, of course save the world, because we...

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workisnotajob:

“We cannot, of course save the world, because we do not have authority over its parts. We can serve the world though. This is everyone’s calling; to lead a life that helps.” - Barry Lopez

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Isabel Margolin
Academic Coordinator
Dept of Psychology
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: (413) 542-2217
Fax: (413) 542-2145

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Moral Philosopher Daniel N. Robinson To Speak at Amherst College Oct. 31 and Nov. 11

Psychologist Daniel Gilbert To Speak on “How to Be a Proper Coward ” at Amherst College April 14

March 31, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology at Harvard University, will speak on “How to Be a Proper Coward” on Thursday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Gilbert's talk, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Amherst College and the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science, is the third in a series on “Well-Being.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

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