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Events Archive

Colloquium April 30, 2008 B. Lickel

[ April 30, 2008; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] April 30
Speaker: Brian Lickel, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, USC

Topic: Social Groups and Shame

Collective blame of outgroups is an important element in intergroup conflict and explains in part how cycles of retributive violence are maintained over time. Recent work, which will be discussed in this talk, addresses the cognitive and affective mechanisms that play a role i the […]

Colloquium April 16, 2008 S. Kalichman

[ April 16, 2008; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] April 16
This colloquium will be held in Peterson Hall Room 223

Speaker: Seth Kalichman, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, HIV Prevention

Topic: Sex, Drugs and Viral Load: HIV Prevention for People Living with HIV/AIDS

HIV prevention programs require scaling up in communities most seriously affected by AIDS and interventions that target people living with HIV/AIDS (positive prevention) should be included in […]

Colloquium March 26, 2008 E. Wohldmann

[ March 26, 2008; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] March 26
Speaker: Erica L. Wohldmann, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, CSU Northridge

Topic: Learning by Thinking: An Examination of How Action and Imagery Differ

We all know that learning by doing is an effective way to learn a new motor skill, but it is not the only way. Numerous studies have shown that motor imagery (i.e., the mental simulation of body […]

Colloquium March 12, 2008 A. Goetz

[ March 12, 2008; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] March 12
Speaker: Aaron T. Goetz, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, California State University, Fullerton

Topic: Why do men sexually coerce their intimate partners? An evolutionary perspective informed by sperm competition theory

Research on sexual coercion in intimate relationships has focused exclusively on its proximate (or immediate) causes. Only very recently have researchers begun to examine the ultimate (or evolutionary) causes of […]

Colloquium February 13, 2008 I. Federenko

[ February 13, 2007; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] February 13
Speaker: Dr. Ilona Federenko, UCI, Health Psychology

The idea that stress and health are intricately linked is almost universally accepted. Much less research has been directed at understanding the link between stress and health during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. Since pregnancy is accompanied by changes in the function of stress-related physiological systems, it cannot be assumed […]

Colloquium November 19, 2007 A. Lenton

[ November 19, 2007; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] November 19th
Speaker: Alison P. Lenton, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh

Topic: So Many Men, So Little Time: How People Choose Mates in the Modern World

In Shanghai, China in 2005, a speed-dating event attracted 5000 participants. Is having so many mate options a good idea? Three studies offer a complex answer to this question. In brief, their results indicated that […]

Colloquium November 14, 2007 C. Weaver

[ October 24, 2007; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] November 14th
Speaker: Dr. Charles A. Weaver, III, Department of Psychology, Baylor University

Topic: Remembering Bad Things, Not Bad guys: Eyewitness Memory in Product Liability Cases

Expert testimony in eyewitness memory cases is now common, and a number of important general prinicples are well established. Eyewitness testimony is also critical in civil litigation, particular in product liability cases involving alleged exposure to […]

Colloquium October 24, 2007 C. Ahrens

[ October 24, 2007; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] October 24th
Speaker: Courtney E. Ahrens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach

Topic: To Tell or Not to Tell: Disclosure and Silence Among Sexual Assault Survivors

Sexual assault occurs at epidemic levels, but society is largely ignorant of the extent of the problem. Part of this lack of awareness stems from the silence that continues to […]

Colloquium October 10, 2007 E. DelPizzo

[ October 10, 2007; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] October 10th
Speaker: Elizabeth (Eliza) DelPizzo, Ph.D., BCBA, NCSP, Psychologist, Board Certified Bheavior Analyst, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, CHOC/UCI Neurodevelopment Programs

Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Elizabeth (Eliza) DelPizzo is a bheavioral psychologist at CHOC/UCI Neurodevelopmental Program: For OC Kids. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Dr. DelPizzo is a licensed psychologist […]

Colloquium September 26, 2007 B. Ghafoori

[ September 25, 2007 12:00 am to September 27, 2007 12:00 am. ] September 26th
Speaker: Bita Ghafoori, Ph.D., Department of Educational Psychology, Administration & Counseling, California State University, Long Beach

Topic: Generalized Anxiety Disorder After the 9/11 World Trade Center Attacks

This presentation examines the relationships of past traumatci events, exposure to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 9/11-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in a systematic sample of […]

    Psych Day will be held Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the Psychology Building Quad. Festivities include a graduate and volunteer fair, workshops, games and special speakers, beginning at 10:00 am. A buffet lunch will be offered for a small donation from 11:00 until 2:00. The keynote speaker, Dr. Collie Conoley, will present his research on Goal Focused Positive Psychotherapy at 4:00 pm in the Beach Auditorium.

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