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Student Awards applications now available

[ December 5, 2016; 5:00 pm . ] Psychology Department Student Awards applications now available. In order to be eligible for this year’s awards, students must be graduating in Fall 2016 or Winter, Spring or Summer 2017.

Scholarship applications available

[ February 27, 2017; 5:00 pm . ] Scholarship applications are now available.Â

Colloquium – Learning in Community

[ November 2, 2016; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] Children’s Lives and Learning in a Mexican Mayan Community
Dr. Lucía AlcaláAssistant ProfessorCalifornia State University, Fullerton

Colloquium – Virtual Reality & PTSD

[ October 26, 2016; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] The Ultimate Skinner Box: Virtual Reality as a Tool for the Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of PTSD
Dr. Albert “Skip” Rizzo, USC Department of Psychiatry and Gerontology
Christopher Reist, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Colloquium: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

[ September 28, 2016; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] Getting a Good Night’s Sleep: How and Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Works
Jennifer L. Martin, Ph.D. FAASMUCLA
Colloquium Martin 9-28-16

Psychology Colloquium

[ March 2, 2016; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] “Vizualizing ingroup and outgroup faces: Implications for impressions, attitudes and behavior”

Kyle Ratner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of California, Santa Barbara

Almost fifty years of research has shown that people favor members of their ingroup in evaluations and behavior.  In my talk, I will present research I have conducted that examines how mere group memberships influences […]

Colloquium February 26, 2014 Suarez, P.

[ February 26, 2014; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] “The Role of Bilingualism on Neuropsychological Test Performance among Spanish Speakers Tested in Their Native Language”
Paula Suárez, Ph.D.
The cognitive science literature suggests both advantages and disadvantages of bilingualism for cognitive performance. However, little is known about the generalizability of such findings to clinical neuropsychology for diagnosing brain dysfunction in Spanish dominant bilinguals in the U.S. […]

Colloquium February 12, 2014 Hoffman, A.

[ February 12, 2014; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] “Chronic stress and fear conditioning: Implications for PTSD”
Ann Hoffman, Ph.D.
The stress response promotes adaptation and survival. However, repeated activation of the stress response has the potential to alter cognition, emotion, and motivation – key functions of the brain’s limbic system. Limbic structures, such as the amygdala, are of special interest because of their ability to […]

Colloquium November 6, 2013 Hennes, E.

[ November 6, 2013; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] “Motivated Information Processing in the Service of the System: The Case of Anthropogenic Climate Change”
Erin P. Hennes, Ph.D.
Unlike many contentious policy issues, disagreement about climate change centers not on how best to take action to fix the problem but on whether the problem even exists. In the current research, I demonstrate that climate change denial […]

Colloquium October 2, 2013 Fuligni, A.

[ October 2, 2013; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] “Why do Latino Adolescents Help Their Family and What does it Mean for their Development?”
Andrew Fuligni, Ph.D.
Adolescents from Latin American backgrounds generally spend more time helping and assisting their families than teenagers from other groups. In this talk, I will describe a program of research that examined this sources of this helping behavior as well […]