A series of intriguing talks and scientific inspiration.

Annually, the Department of Psychology hosts a colloquia series throughout the academic year. This 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. Carey Morewedge, Boston University
September 5, 2019 | Watch video

Dr. Kathleen Gates, University of North Carolina
September 26, 2019 | Watch video

Dr. Zachary Walsh, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
October 24, 2019 | Watch video

Dr. Niall Bolger, Columbia University
February 6, 2020 | Watch video

Dr. Eli Finkel, Northwestern University
March 12, 2020 | 12:30-2:00pm | Suedfeld Lounge, Kenny 2510

Dr. Jenny Saffran, University of Wisconsin
March 20, 2020 | 12:30-2:00pm | Suedfeld Lounge, Kenny 2510

Dr. Eric Landrum, Boise State University
March 26, 2020 | 12:30-2:00pm | Suedfeld Lounge, Kenny 2510

Dr. Theodore Beauchaine, Ohio State University
April 2, 2020 | 12:30-2:00pm | Suedfeld Lounge, Kenny 2510

Dr. Lynn Nadel, University of Arizona
April 23, 2020 | 5:00-7:30pm | Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

Dr. Brian Nosek, University of Virginia
Shifting incentives from getting it published to getting it right
February 28, 2019 | Recording

Dr. Athena Aktipis, Arizona State University
How generosity, cheating, and exploitation shape our world, from human social groups to cellular societies
March 15, 2019 | 3:00-4:15 pm | SWING 122

Dr. Richard Aslin, Haskins Laboratories | QUINN MEMORIAL LECTURE
Learning and attention in infants: The importance of prediction in development
April 16, 2019 | Recording

Dr. Joseph Simmons, University of Pennsylvania
Life After P-Hacking
September 28, 2017

Dr. Robert T. Knight, UC Berkeley | QUINN MEMORIAL LECTURE
Insights into Human Cognition from Direct Brain Recording
November 2, 2017 | Video

Prof. Sue Frantz, Highline College
Technology for Academics: Essential Tools for Teaching
November 9, 2017 | Video

Dr. Jennifer Tackett, Northwestern University
Who knows what about a kid? Adventures in measuring child personality
January 25, 2018 | Video

Dr. Kate McLaughlin, University of Washington
Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms linking Environmental Experience with the Onset of Psychopathology
March 8, 2018 | Video

Dr. James MacKillop, McMaster University
Applying behavioural economics and neuroeconomics to understand addiction: a translational approach
March 22, 2018 | Video

Dr. Jens Pruessner, University of Constance
Bidirectional effects of early life adversity on stress system regulation – in search for a comprehensive theory
March 29th, 2018

Dr. Jeffrey Mogil, McGill University
Pain in Mice and Men: Ironic Adventures in Translation
April 19th, 2018

Dr. Lisa Feigenson, Johns Hopkins University | MICHAEL CHANDLER LECTURE
Constraints and flexibility in early quantification: Insights from infancy
September 27, 2018

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 | Presentation (with audio)

Dr. William Cunningham, University of Toronto
The Inevitability of Prejudice?
February 16, 2017

Dr. Rena Repetti, UCLA
Putting Family Relationships under the Microscope
March 2, 2017

Dr. John Cacioppo, University of Chicago
Social Neuroscience Through the Lens of Social Isolation
March 23, 2017

Dr. Jeremy Biesanz, University of British Columbia
What have we Learned from New Analytical Models of Interpersonal Perception?
March 30, 2017 | Presentation (with audio)

Dr. Kent Berridge, University of Michigan
Brain Generators of Delight, Desire, and Dread
April 6, 2017 |  Presentation (with audio)

Dr. Kate Keenan, University of Chicago
Testing the hypothesis that prenatal stress confers risk for psychopathology in the offspring via the randomized controlled trial
October 15th, 2015

Dr. Kenneth Craig, University of British Columbia
Putting the social in the biopsychosocial model of pain
November 5th, 2015

Dr. Naomi Eisenberger, UCLA
Ties that reject, ties that protect: The social neuroscience of social rejection and social support
December 1st, 2015

Dr. Mark Mattson, National Institute on Aging and Johns Hopkins University
Maintaining optimal brain function throughout life requires effort
January 21st, 2016 | Presentation (with audio)

Dr. Beate Ditzen, Heidelberg University Hospital
Neuroendocrine Modulators of Social Behavior and Stress Responses in Couples
March 8th, 2016

Dr. Dan Willingham, University of Virginia
The treacherous path from basic to applied science: The case of education
March 24th, 2016

Dr. Karen Adolph, New York University | MICHAEL CHANDLER LECTURE
Learning to move
April 7th, 2016

Dr. Janet Werker, University of British Columbia
Becoming a native listener: Biological constraints and experiential influences
September 16, 2014
Presentation | Audio

Dr. Adam Anderson, Cornell University
Emotion Form and Function
October 2, 2014
Presentation (with audio)

Dr. Bert Uchino, University of Utah
Social Ties and Health: Insights from a Broad Perspective on Relationship Positivity and Negativity
October 30, 2014
Presentation (with audio)

Dr. Wendy Berry Mendes, University of California San Francisco
Affect contagion: How stress and emotions are caught by strangers and close others
November 13, 2014 
Presentation (with audio)

Dr. Mitch Prinstein, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Predicting Adolescent Suicidal Behavior
January 15, 2015
Presentation (with audio)

Dr. Emilio Ferrer, University of California, Davis
Statistical and exploratory models for studying dynamics in social interactions
January 29, 2015
Presentation (with audio)

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

Dr. Joseph Henrich, University of British Columbia
On the Origins of WEIRD People (Or, why psychology should become a historical science)
March 5, 2015
Presentation (with audio)

Dr. Dana Dunn, Moravian College
Emerging Issues in the Teaching of Psychology
April 14, 2015 

Dr. Charles Carver, University of Miami
Dual-Process Models and Serotonergic Function: What Depression and Impulsive Aggression Have in Common
October 17, 2013 | Video

Dr. Markus Heinrichs, University of Freiburg
Social Hormones in the Human Brain: Psychobiological Mechanisms and Clinical Implication
October 31, 2013

Dr. Regina Sullivan, NYU School of Medicine
Neurobiology of Attachment: Lessons from an animal model
December 5, 2013

Dr. Nathan Kuncel, University of Minnesota
Fact and Fiction in Intelligence Testing
February 27, 2014 | Video

Dr. Art Kramer, University of Illinois
A Tale of Two Training Strategies: Enhancing Cognition and Brain Function
March 13, 2014 | Video

Dr. Diane Halpern, Claremont McKenna College
Teaching for Critical Thinking: The Why of Higher Education
March 27, 2014 | Video

Dr. Carol Dweck, Stanford University | MICHAEL CHANDLER LECTURE
Mindsets and Human Nature: Implications for Achievement, Aggression, Altruism, and Willpower
April 10, 2014

Dr. Steven Hinshaw, UC Berkeley
May 2, 2014
 | Video

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