Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology

March 25, 2006
8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Work and Families: Changing Realities

The 23rd Annual Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology, “Work and Families: Changing Realities,” was held on March 25, 2006.


Jane Swift
Former Governor of Massachusetts
Work-Family Integration in the Public Realm

V. Sue Molina
Retired Partner, Deloitte and Touche
Setting the Stage: Do Women Want it All?

Rosalind Chait Barnett
Senior Scientist, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
The Critical Missing Link in Work-Family Research: Community

Joan C. Williams
Distinguished Professor of Law, Director, Center for WorkLife Law, University of California, Hastings School of Law
What Messages are Courts Sending About Workplace Flexibility?

Rena Repetti
Professor, UCLA Department of Psychology, UCLA Center on Everyday Lives of Families
Researching Stress Within a Work-Family Context

Darby Saxbe
Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Donna Klein
President, Corporate Voices for Working Families
The Business Impact of Flexibility: An Imperative for Expansion


Employment and Children:
How do Families and Employers Accommodate the Demands?

Sherylle Tan (Session Coordinator)
Associate Director, Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, Claremont McKenna College
The Myths and Realities of Maternal Employment

Robert Drago
Professor, Labor Studies and Women’s Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
Employer/Employee Work-Family Accommodations: Academic Faculty and Their Institutions

Adele Eskeles Gottfried
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, California State University, Northridge

Allen W. Gottfried
Professor, Department of Psychology and Director, Fullerton Longitudinal Study
California State University, Fullerton
The Upside of Maternal Employment

Age, Culture, and Sexual Orientation:
How can Employers Deal With Diversity and Discrimination?

Amy Marcus-Newhall (Session Coordinator)
Associate Professor of Psychology, Associate Dean of Faculty, Scripps College
Mothers’ Work-Life Experiences: The Role of Cultural Factors

Jeanette N. Cleveland
Professor, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
Age Considerations at Work and in Families

M. V. Lee Badgett
Visiting Professor, Williams Project, UCLA Law School, Research Director, Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies
Bringing All Families to Work Today: Equality for Gay and Lesbian Workers and Families

Work, Stress, and Health Linkages:
How Does Working and Caring for Families Affect Health?

Diane F. Halpern (Session Coordinator)
Director, Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, Professor and Chair of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College
How Well has California’s Paid Leave Insurance Program Helped Working Caregivers?

Joe Grzywacz
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Work-Family Integration: Leverage Points and Linkages for Adult Health

Gwendolyn P. Keita
Executive Director, Public Interest Directorate, American Psychological Association
Work Stress and Family Balance

What’s It All About?

There is no agreed upon ‘reality’ regarding what it means to achieve work-family balance; rather, there are multiple realities.  Whether the metaphor is one of work-family conflict, balance, collaboration, or integration – the dynamics at the intersection of work and family evolve such that new issues, concerns, and benefits constantly arise.  To better understand and appreciate the often precarious relationship between work and families, it is necessary to cross the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines.  As such, “Work and Families: Changing Realities” adopts a transdisciplinary approach, bringing together scholars from academic perspectives, including psychology, sociology, and economics, with leaders from the legal, business, and political communities.  This one-day conference features interactive and engaging presentations.  Attendees will have numerous opportunities to converse with renowned speakers from multiple fields, including a unique lunchtime activity.  Join us on Saturday, March 25 for this one-of-a-kind conference, which promises to be a learning experience for all.

Who should attend?

Everyone interested in the emerging field of work-life issues, including legal ramifications, economic impact, child development, return on investment for businesses, human resource issues, physical and mental health, psychology, and implications for public policy.

All registration fees include lunch.  First 150 registrants will attend lunch with conference presenters.


Mary Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center, Claremont McKenna College, in beautiful Claremont, southern California.


  • Students $35
  • Professionals $60
  • Professionals with Continuing Education Units $90
  • Claremont Colleges faculty, students, and staff PAY ONLY FOR LUNCH (must register in advance)

Claremont Graduate University
Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences
Work and Family Symposium Registration
123 E. 8th St.
Claremont, CA  91711-3955

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Program Committee

Amy Marcus-Newhall, Ph.D. – Scripps College
Diane Halpern, Ph.D.  – Berger Institute for Work, Family, & Children, Claremont McKenna College
Sherylle Tan, Ph.D. –  Berger Institute for Work, Family, & Children, Claremont McKenna College
Judith Le Master, Ph.D. – Scripps College
Bettina Casad, M.A. – Claremont Graduate University
Erica Rosenthal – Claremont Graduate University
Abigail Quinn – Scripps College

Last updated on 12/15/2010