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.





Janet Werker, University of British Columbia
Becoming a native listener: Biological constraints and experiential influences
September 16, 2014 | 12:30-1:50pm | BIOL Room 2000
Presentation | Audio

Adam Anderson, Cornell University
Emotion Form and Function
October 2, 2014 | 12:30-1:50pm | SWNG Room 122
Presentation (with audio)

Bert Uchino, University of Utah
Social Ties and Health: Insights from a Broad Perspective on Relationship Positivity and Negativity
October 30, 2014 | 12:30-1:50pm | SWNG Room 122
Presentation (with audio)

Wendy Berry Mendes, University of California San Francisco
Affect contagion: How stress and emotions are caught by strangers and close others
November 13, 2014 | 12:30-1:50pm | SWNG Room 121
Presentation (with audio)

Mitch Prinstein, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Predicting Adolescent Suicidal Behavior
January 15, 2015 | 12:30-1:50pm | SWNG Room 121

Emilio Ferrer, University of California, Davis
Modeling Dynamics in Dyadic Interactions
January 29, 2015 | 12:30-1:50pm | SWNG Room 121

Susan Gelman, University of Michigan
Origins of Essentialist Reasoning
February 10, 2015 | 12:30-1:50pm | SWNG Room 121

Joe Henrich, University of British Columbia
March 5, 2015 | 12:30-1:50pm | SWNG Room 121
On the Origins of WEIRD People (Or, why psychology should become a historical science)

Mark Mattson, National Institute of Aging and Johns Hopkins University
Adaptive Responses to Bioenergetic Challenges in Neuroplasticity and Disease
March 26, 2015 | 12:30-1:50pm | SWNG Room 121

Dana Dunn, Moravian College
Emerging Issues in the Teaching of Psychology
April 14, 2015 | 12:30-1:50pm | SWNG Room 122