Events

Psychology Department Graduation Ceremony 2014

The Psychology Department cordially invites our graduating seniors and their friends and family to our department commencement ceremony! Date: Thursday, May 1, 2013 Time: 3:45pm Location: 20 West Village F Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served at 10 West Village F. To view a printable version of the event invitation, click here. Please RSVP […]

Spring 2014 Colloquium Series

Each semester, the Psychology Department holds a number of colloquia, in which distinguished scholars present their work to the department. For more information, click here.

Department Colloquium

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Kash Title: Modulation of Emotional Neural Circuitry: Implications for Alcoholism and Affective Disorders Date: Thursday, April 11, 2012 Time: 4:00 p.m Location: 108 West Village G The abstract for this talk is available here. For more information on our colloquium series, click here! Dr. Thomas Kash of The University of North Carolina will […]

Summer Classes

Summer 1 classes will begin Monday May 7, 2012.

Graduate Student Symposium

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Time: 6-9 p.m Location: Curry Center Ballroom The symposium is designed for graduate students conducting research in all areas of psychological science in the Boston area to meet, network, and discuss their research in a warm and friendly environment. Please RSVP by April 16 if you would like to attend.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Barsalou Title: Situating Emotion Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 Time: 4:00 p.m Location: 320 BK Dr. Lawrence Barsalou, of Emory University will present a talk entitled, “Situating Emotion.” All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Symposium The Human Capacity for Language: Nature, Origins and Use Date: March 30, 2012 Time: 12:30 P.M. Location: Curry Student Center Ballroom

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 320 BK Dr. Heather Brenhouse, of McLean Hospital and Harvard University, will present a talk entitled, “Disarming the time bomb: Preventing the misguided development of the prefrontal cortex caused by early life stress.” All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 320 BK Dr. John Meitzen, of the University of Minnesota, will present a talk entitled, “Sex differences in striatal neurons.” All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 320 Behrakis Dr. David E. Moorman, of the Medical University of South Carolina, will present a talk entitled, “Where Cognition Meets Motivation: Characterizing the Neural Circuitry Underlying Decision-Making and its Collapse in Addiction.” All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Spring 2012 Classes

Spring classes will begin Monday, January 9, 2012. University offices will reopen Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

Psychology Town Hall Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 Time: Noon Location: 315 Behrakis. The Psychology Town Hall Meeting will be at Noon next Wednesday (Dec. 7th)in 315 Behrakis. We will be joined by staff and faculty such as Kate Farnham, Joanne Miller, and more. As usual- free food!

Open Lab Exercise and Reception

Date: Monday, December 5th, 2011 Time: 4-6pm Location: Nightingale Hall, Basement Visit the website for more details here.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 325 Shillman Hall Dr. Zoe R. Donaldson of Columbia University will present a talk entitled, “The Neurogenetics of Behavioral Diversity.” All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Meet the Author with Emily Fox-Kales

Date: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 Time: 12pm Location: 90 Snell Library Dr. Emily Fox-Kales, will be discussing her recent book, Body Shots:Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders.

College of Science Colloquium

Date: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 Time: 3pm Location: Raytheon Amphitheater Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett will present a talk entitled, “How the Brain Creates the Mind.” All are welcome.

Affective Science Institute “Meet and Greet”

Date: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 Time: 1:30 to 4:00 Location: Fenway Center                   Audience: Students, Research Staff, & PIs Information about today’s Affective Science Meeting: Thursday, December 1, 2011, from 1:30pm-4:00pm. 1:30-2:00pm, Welcoming Introduction, Fenway Center 2:00-3:00pm, Keynote, Dr. Joseph LeDoux, Fenway Center 3:10-4:00pm, poster session and reception, Ballroom of the Curry Student Center Maps to the […]

PsyClub

Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2011 Time: 7:30PM Location: 320 SH PsyClub will be having a meeting on the Psychology of Humor. As always, free food will be provided! Hope to see you all there!

Graduate Mentoring Program

Date: Monday, November 7th, 2011 Time: 6pm Location: 420SH Audience: Psychology Majors The graduate School Mentoring Program will be a program throughout the fall semester in which those of you who are interested in attending graduate school can pick the brains of graduate students who have already gone through the process. The program will involve […]

PsyClub

Date: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 Time: 11:45am to 1:15pm Location: 444 Curry Student Center PsyClub will be hosting many of your favorite -or soon to be favorite- professors, for a Spring Course Preview! You will learn what courses are being offered through Psychology in the spring, and hear from many of the professors about the […]

Graduate Mentoring Proram

Audience: Psychology Majors Date: Monday, October 31st, 2011 Time: 6pm Location: 420SH The graduate School Mentoring Program will be a program throughout the fall semester in which those of you who are interested in attending graduate school can pick the brains of graduate students who have already gone through the process. The program will involve […]

PsyClub

Date: Thursday, October 27th, 2011 Time: 7:30 Location: 320 SH The next PsyClub meeting will be held this Thursday, October 27th, at 7:30pm in 320 Shillman. At this week’s meeting we will be discussing the psychology of fears and phobias, and will be joined by Professor Shansky. As always, free food will be provided! Hope […]

Graduate Mentoring Program

Audience: Psychology Majors Date: Monday, October 24th, 2011 Time: 6pm Location: 420SH The graduate School Mentoring Program will be a program throughout the fall semester in which those of you who are interested in attending graduate school can pick the brains of graduate students who have already gone through the process. The program will involve […]

Graduate Mentoring Program

Audience: Psychology Majors Date: Monday, October 17th, 2011 Time: 6pm Location: 420SH The graduate School Mentoring Program will be a program throughout the fall semester in which those of you who are interested in attending graduate school can pick the brains of graduate students who have already gone through the process. The program will involve […]

PsyClub

Date: Thursday, October 20th, 2011 Time: 7:30pm Location: 320 Shillman Hall Topic: Co-op This week’s meeting will be a student coop panel, and will feature students who have been on coop in various different areas of Psychology, along with Dave Merry, a Psychology coop advisor. As always, free food will be provided!

PsyClub

Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2011 Time: 7:30pm Location: 320 Shillman Hall Topic: This week’s meeting will be all about the Psychology of College, and will include discussions about test anxiety, stress, dorm life, freshmen, etc. As always, free food will be provided!

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 305 Shillman Hall Dr. Daniel L. Everett of Bentley University will present a talk entitled, “Language: the cultural tool.” All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Lisa Barrett Speaks at PRISM

Faculty Member: Lisa Feldman Barrett   Date: Friday, September 30th, 2011 Time: 12pm Location: 210SH Lisa Feldman Barrett, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, has been invited to speak at PRISM, an interdisciplinary program to promote interest in Mathematics, Physics, Biology and the sciences among college and high-school students. Professor Barrett will give a talk entitled “Understanding the […]

Student Mentoring Program

Audience: Psychology Majors Date: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 Time: 6pm Location: 420SH The graduate School Mentoring Program will be a program throughout the fall semester in which those of you who are interested in attending graduate school can pick the brains of graduate students who have already gone through the process. The program will involve […]

Graduate School Mentoring Program

Audience: Psychology Majors Date: Monday, September 26th, 2011 Time: 6pm-8pm Location: 10BK The graduate School Mentoring Program will be a program throughout the fall semester in which those of you who are interested in attending graduate school can pick the brains of graduate students who have already gone through the process. The program will involve […]

PsyClub

Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2011 Time: 7:30pm Location: 320 Shillman Hall Topic: First club meeting of the year The agenda will include: -Introducing the new Eboard officers, and recruiting new Eboard members. -Brainstorming ideas for the coming year. -FREE FOOD

Spring/Summer I Co-op 2012

Considering going on Co-op spring or Summer I 2012? Please click here for more information.

Psych NUws

Psychology Department Newsletter Location: 125 NI The Psychology Department Fall 2011 Newsletter is now available! Please feel free to pick up a copy in the main Psychology office, at 125 NI.

Dissertation Defense

Graduate Student: Nadya Vasilyeva Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Time: 3:00pm Location: 325 Shillman Hall Nadya Vasilyeva is a graduate student in the Language and Cognition area. She will give a talk entitled, “Property effects in inductive inference.” Refreshments will be served at 2:45.

Dissertation Defense

Graduate Student: Maureen Gillespie Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Time: 11:00am Location: 220 Shillman Hall Maureen Gillespie is a graduate student in the Language and Cognition area. She will present a talk entitled, “Agreement computation in sentence production: Conceptual and temporal factors.” Refreshments will be served at 10:45.

Psychology Department Graduation 2011

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011 Time: 3:45 p.m. Location: 20 West Village F. Photos from the ceremony The Psychology Department Cordially invites you to a ceremony recognizing the 2011 graduating Psychology students.  Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served at 170 West Village F. Please R.S.V.P by April 27th. R.S.V.P online or by calling 617-373-3076.

Dissertation Defense

Graduate Student: Danielle Blanch Hartigan Date: Monday, May 16th, 2011 Time: 11:00am Location: 90 Snell Library Danielle Blanch Hartigan is a graduate student in the social and personality area. She will present a talk entitled, “Towards More Accurate Recognition of Patient Emotion Cues: Meta-Analysis of Training Literature and Development of an Assessment Tool and Multi-Component […]

Psychology Club

Date: Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 Time: 12:00 -1:00 Location: 105 Shillman Hall Topic: This week PsyClub will be presenting “The Psychology of Sports.”

Dissertation Defense

Graduate Student:Jared Schwartzer Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011 Time: 2:00pm Location: 90 Snell Library Jared Schwartzer is a graduate student in the behavioral neuroscience area. He will present a talk entitled, “Dopamine, androgens, & the aggression circuit: A window into adolescent development.” Refreshments will be served at 1:45.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 415 Shillman Dr. David Brainard will present a talk entitled, “Bayes and Color Vision.”  All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Psychology Club

Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 Time: 12:00 -1:00 Location: 129 Hurtig Hall Topic: Coop Student Panel

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 415 Shillman Hall William Cunningham of Ohio State University will present a talk entitled, ”Motivational Salience: Goals Shape Amygdala Activation.” All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Fall 2010 Dean’s List

Congratulations to all students recognized on the Fall 2010 Dean’s List. Click on Dean’s List  to see the names of our outstanding students.

Psychology Club

Date: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 Time: 12:00 -1:00 Location: 224 Hurtig Hall PsyClub presents Christina Cipriano presenting on “The Psychology of Facebook.” You know it, you love it, you check it compulsively during class. Facebook is everywhere, and this week at PsyClub Christina Cipriano will be talking to us about the Psychology of Facebook.

Psychology Club

Date: Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 Time: 11:45 -1:15 Location: 224 Hurtig Hall This week PsyClub will be presenting “The Psychology of Love and Sex”. Join us as we combine the neurological and psychological aspects into one steamy presentation.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Monday, February 7, 2011 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 90 Snell Library Dr. Derek M. Isaacowitz of  Brandeis University will present a talk entitled, “From Looking to Feeling and Doing: The View from the Study of Aging.”  All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Psychology Club

Date: Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 Time: 11:45 -1:15 Location: 224 Hurtig Hall The topic of this week’s meeting will be, “Semester Kickoff: Ideas for PsyClub This Semester.”

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 90 Snell Library Dr. Benedict J. Kolber of Washington University in St. Louis will present a talk entitled “Pain in the brain: Evidence for central nervous system control of pain.” All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 90 Snell Library Dr. Rebecca Shansky is a faculty member at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She will present a talk entitled, “Hormonal modulation of stress e circuit-based analysis.” All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Dissertation Defense

Date: Friday, December 17, 2010 Time: 11:00am Location: 90 Snell Library Rebecca Grahem is a graduate student in the vision area. She will present a talk entitled “Early scotopic dark adaptation.” Refreshments will be served at 10:45.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 90 Snell Library Dr. Erica Glasper is a faculty member at Princeton University. She will present a talk entitled “Rewarding experiences alter hippocampal structure and function.” All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Monday, December 13, 2010 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 90 Snell Library Dr. Eric Krause is a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati. He will present a talk entitled “The influence of dehydration on stress responding and mood: A  tale of two opposing stimuli.” All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at […]

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 315 Shillman Dr. Reginald Adams is a faculty member at The Pennsylvania State University. He will present a talk entitled “Intersecting identities and expressions: The compound nature of emotion perception.” All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Psychology Club Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 27 Time: 12:00-1:00 Location: 210 Shillman Join PsyClub this week for a special Halloween event: The Psychology of Vampires and Zombies! We’ll be discussing the psychology behind their cultural appeal, their explosion in recent media and pop culture, and of course, survival instructions for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. (OK that last one […]

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location:  420 Shillman Dr. Barbara A. Spellman is on the faculty at the University of Virginia. She will present a talk entitled “Causes, Counterfactuals, and Courts” that integrates research findings from the areas of social cognition, memory, and legal reasoning. All are welcome.  Come early and join […]

Psychology Club Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 6 Time: 12:00-1:00 Location: 135 Shillman For our next PsyClub meeting, a panel of NU professors will talk about graduate programs in both clinical and research psychology and what admissions committees look for in an application. They will also answer any and all questions you have about graduate programs and the admissions […]

Mandatory Co-op Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 22 Time: 12:00-1:00pm Location:  220 SH OR Date: Wednesday, September 30 Time: 3:00-4:00pm Location:  220 SH Students Interested in Spring 2011 Co-op need to attend one of the above Co-op meetings.

Psychology Department Graduation

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2010 Time: 3:45 p.m. Location: 20 West Village F. The Psychology Department Cordially invites you to a ceremony recognizing the 2010 graduating Psychology students.  Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served at 170 West Village F. R.S.V.P by April 23rd. R.S.V.P online or by calling 617-373-4702.

Vision Area Research Talk

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010 Time: 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. Location: 274 Nightingale Hall VisionTy Meeting: Dr. Premnandhini Satgunam, Schepens Eye Research Institute, will give a talk titled “Image Enhancement: Preference.”

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location:  215 Shillman Dr.  Paul Bloom is a cognitive scientist from Yale University. He will present his latest research findings in a talk titled “But is it art? A case-study in the cognitive science of pleasure.”  All are welcome.  Come early and join us for refreshments at […]

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location:  104G West Village Dr.  Steven Sloman is a cognitive psychologist from  Brown University. He will present his latest research findings in a talk titled “Causal Structure is the Vehicle for Everyday Thought.”  All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010 Time: 4:00 P.M. Location: 315 Shillman Dr. Christopher Oveis is a faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School. He will present a talk entitled “Compassion, Pride, and Perspective Taking: Consequences and Conflicts.” All are welcome. Come early and join us for refreshments at 3:45.

Dissertation Defense

Date: Friday, December 17, 2010 Time: 11:00am Location: 90 Snell Library Rebecca Grahem is a graduate student in the vision area. She will present a talk entitled “Early scotopic dark adaptation.” Refreshments will be served at 10:45.