”We’re Jammin’: Bob Marley’s on Life and Love” presented by Kim Bateman, PhD
Sierra College Insights
7 to 8:15 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9 plus complimentary refreshments sponsored by Starbucks from 6:30 to 7 p.m. preceding program
Sierra College, 11001 College Trail, Truckee
On Friday, Jan. 9, community members will explore relationships through the song lyrics of Bob Marley with Dr. Kim Bateman as part of the engaging Sierra College Insights series held on the Tahoe-Truckee campus.
From the blissful state of “One Love” to the impetus to “Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up for Your Rights,” many people have experienced relationships that transition from oneness to separation.
“Tapping into the universal messages shared in Bob Marley’s lyrics will provide a fascinating platform for us to discuss relationships,” shares Kim Bateman, Psychology Professor and Executive Dean of Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee.
Using psychological theory, a folk tale, and good-natured humor, Bateman will outline the tasks inherent in practicing the art of reconciliation. Emphasis is placed both on negotiating tensions in organizational cultures and personal relationships. Participants may find themselves singing along with the progression of stages, joining in the final phase, which is where “We’re Jammin’.”
Seating for the 7 to 8:15 p.m. program is limited. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made at sierracollege.ticketleap.com.
Known for her engaging and entertaining presenting style, she has presented 64 research projects in the social and behavioral sciences at regional and national conferences and delivered several notable keynote addresses, including: "There's a fox under my bed and pixie dust in my hair," at the Developmental Psychology Conference and "The Psychology of Humor" at the Women’s Wellness Conference. She recently presented a TEDx talk called “Singing Over Bones” and is the author of a book by the same title (anticipated release, March, 2015).