Canisius to Host Teresa Amabile `72, HON `97, PhD, Expert on Psychology of Work Life

BUFFALO, NY ― The Canisius College Center for Professional Development (CPD) will host Teresa Amabile, ’72, HON ’97, PhD, on Thursday, December 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Regis Room North on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. Amabile’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is as part of the CPD’s “Taking the Lead” speaker’s series. Registration is required. Following the lecture, there will be a book signing and reception.

Amabile is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit and director of research at the Harvard Business School (HBS). Her research investigates how life inside organizations influences people and their performance. Amabile focuses on the psychology of everyday work life: how events in the work environment influence subjective experience (“inner work life”) and performance (creativity, productivity and commitment to the work).

Amabile is the author of several books including The Progress Principle, Creativity in Context and Growing Up Creative, as well as more than 150 scholarly papers, chapters, case studies and presentations. She has presented her theories, research results and practical implications to various groups in business, government and education, including Google, Pixar, Intel, TEDx Atlanta, Procter & Gamble, Novartis International AG and Motorola.

Amabile holds a doctorate and master’s degrees in psychology from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Canisius College.

To register for Amabile’s lecture or for more information, call the Center for Professional Development at (716) 888-8490 or click here.

 One of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York. 


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