The Psychology Department sponsors a colloquium series in which distinguished scholars lecture about their cutting-edge research findings.

2015-2016 Colloquium Series:

  • November 5, 2015: Michael Inzlicht, “The emotive nature of self-control” (4:00pm, 315 SH)
  • January 11, 2016: Jeremy Jamieson, “Reappraising Arousal to Improve Affective Responses to Acute Stress” (4:00pm, 002 EV)
  • January 14, 2016: Damian Stanley, “Towards a model-based neuroscience of how we represent other people” (4:00pm, 108 WVG)
  • January 19, 2016: Daryl Cameron, “Motivation, Capacity, and the Limits of Empathy” (4:00pm, 335 SH)
  • January 21, 2016: Andrew Aschenbrenner, “Discriminating Healthy Aging from Preclinical Alzheimer Disease: Insights from Cognitive Models of Attentional Control and Models of AD Pathology” (4:00pm, 108 WVG)
  • January 28, 2016: Daniela Palombo, “Why do we remember?” (4:00pm, 108 WVG)
  • February 2, 2016: Jamie Hanson, “Corticostriatal functioning after early life stress: The importance of reward processing in understanding risk and resilience” (4:00pm, 335 SH)
  • February 4, 2016: Ella Striem-Amit, “What can we learn about brain organization from people born blind, deaf or without hands?” (4:00pm, 108 WVG)
  • February 9, 2016: J. Benjamin Hutchinson. “The role of attention in creating and retrieving memories” (4:00pm, 310 BK)
  • February 25, 2016: Nim Tottenham. More information TBA! (4:00pm, 106 WVG)
  • March 31, 2016: Rebecca Saxe. More information TBA! (4:00pm, 108 WVH)
  • April 7, 2016: Laurent Itti. More information TBA! (4:00pm, 106 WVG)

2014-2015 Colloquium Series:

  • October 16, 2014: Staci Bilbo, “Neural-glial interactions in addiction: Interactions with early-life experience” (4:00pm, 458 RI)
  • October 23, 2014: Wendy Berry Mendes, “Affect contagion: Physiological covariation among strangers and close others” (4:00pm, 458 RI)
  • January 22, 2015: Heather Richardson, “Adolescence and Alcohol: A Dangerous Mix for Prefrontal Axons” (4:00pm, 415 Shillman)
  • February 19, 2015: Marjorie Rhodes, “Intuitive theories of the social world” (4:00pm, 415 Shillman)
  • March 5, 2015: Stacy Marsella, “Virtual Humans: Psychology as Engineering Science” (4:00pm, 415 Shillman)
  • May 1, 2015: George Sperling, “Deriving computational models for temporal, spatial, and feature attention” (3:00pm, 215 Shillman)

2013-2014 Colloquium Series:

  • January 9, 2014: Peter Bex, “When and Why does Crowding Occur?” (4:00pm, 110 West Village H)
  • January 13, 2014: Annie Wertz, “The roots of conceptual knowledge: Social learning mechanisms for the botanical world in human infants” (4:00pm, 102 West Village G)
  • January 16, 2014: Arash Yazdanbakhsh, “Figure-Ground Segregation and Motion Processing in the Visual Brain” (4:00pm, 110 West Village H)
  • January 21, 2014: Liuba Papeo, “On the origins of word-related motor activity” (4:00pm, 104 West Village G)
  • January 23, 2014: Zhicheng Lin, “A ‘spatial relations’ heuristic in visual perception and cognition” (4:00pm, 110 West Village H)
  • January 27, 2014: Paul Muentener, “The Development of Causal Reasoning: Origins, Individual Differences, and Conceptual Change” (4:00pm, 102 West Village G)
  • March 27, 2014: Ennio Mingolla, “Beneath the shroud of visual attention” (4:00pm, 108 West Village H)

2012-2013 Colloquium Series:

  • September 27, 2012: Laura A. King, “Life Is Pretty Meaningful: The Commonplace Experience of Meaning in Life” (4:00pm, 108 West Village H)
  • November 8, 2012: Ken Nakayama, “Developmental Prosopagnosia?” (4:00pm, 108 West Village H)
  • February 7, 2013: Susan Goldin-Meadow, “Gesture’s Role in Creating and Learning Language” (4:00pm, 105 SH)
  • February 21, 2013: Leda Cosmides, “The architecture of human motivation: A computational and evolutionary-functional approach” (4:00pm, 105 SH)
  • April 11, 2013: Thomas Kash, “Modulation of Emotional Neural Circuitry: Implications for Alcoholism and Affective Disorders” (4:00pm, 108 West Village G)