A series of intriguing talks and scientific inspiration.

Annually, the Department of Psychology hosts a Colloquium Series throughout the academic year. This exciting program brings us together outside of the classroom to have conversations with our faculty and students and the speakers we’ve invited to our campus to share their ideas. You’ll have the chance to hear from international speakers on a wide range of provocative topics.


Dr. Nancy Eisenberg, Arizona State University | MICHAEL CHANDLER LECTURE
Children’s Effortful Self-Regulation: Conceptualization and Relations to Adjustment and Maladjustment
September 15, 2016 | Presentation (with audio)

Dr. Michael Miller, University of California, Santa Barbara
Barack Obama, John Dean & Other Criterion Shifters
October 20, 2016 | Presentation (with audio)

Dr. Jane Risen, University of Chicago
Believing What We Know Isn’t So: Acquiescence to Superstitious Beliefs and
Other Powerful Intuitions
November 3, 2016

Dr. Ellen Bialystok, York University | QUINN MEMORIAL LECTURE
Lifelong Bilingualism: Reshaping Mind and Brain
November 10, 2016 Presentation (with video)

Dr. Regan Gurung, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Cultivating Learning: Capitalizing on Psychological Science
January 12, 2017 | 12:30-1:50pm | Presentation (with audio)

Dr. William Cunningham, University of Toronto
The Inevitability of Prejudice?
February 16, 2017 | 12:30-1:50pm | Room 100 – Wesbrook Building MAP

Dr. Rena Repetti, UCLA
Putting Family Relationships under the Microscope
March 2, 2017 | 12:30-1:50pm | Room 100 – Wesbrook Building MAP

Dr. John Cacioppo, University of Chicago
Social Neuroscience Through the Lens of Social Isolation
March 23, 2017 | 12:30-1:50pm | Room 100 – Wesbrook Building MAP

Dr. Jeremy Biesanz, University of British Columbia
What have we Learned from New Analytical Models of Interpersonal Perception?
March 30, 2017 | 12:30-1:50pm | Room 100 – Wesbrook Building MAP

Dr. Kent Berridge, University of Michigan
Brain Generators of Delight, Desire, and Dread
April 6, 2017 | 12:30-1:50pm | Room 100 – Wesbrook Building MAP